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BAE to lead improvements for DARPA intelligence system

BAE Systems has named a team to upgrade the Insight program, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance exploitation and resource management program designed to simplify manual intelligence analysis through greater automation.

Insight is intended to create an exploitation system that will automatically aggregate multisource intelligence data and use algorithms to forecast behaviors of possible threats, according to an announcement by BAE. The system would also manage sensor tasking to provide consistent tracking abilities.

DARPA awarded a $79 million contract to BAE in 2013 for the second phase of the Insight program. BAE will lead a team consisting of Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, SAIC, Charles River Analytics, PatchPlus Consulting, HF Designworks, Aptima and Intific. 

For phase two, the  team will utilize battlefield sensory information to detect and identify threats using forecasting algorithms and behavioral discovery, Military Aerospace reports. The team also will integrate all-source intelligence data from environment sensors, human reporting and military intelligence repositories to detect and identify enemy networks.

For the first phase of the Insight program, BAE focused on supporting tactical brigades and battalions in irregular warfare scenarios by creating an automatic/semi-automatic exploitation and resource management system and sensor models to test the program under operational conditions, according to BAE’s announcement.


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