Social Media

DARPA looks to tap social media, big data to probe the causes of social unrest

The Next Generation Social Science program seeks to harness digital connections to identify "the primary drivers of social cooperation, instability and resilience."

Army, Silicon Valley to tackle social media challenge

As part of DOD's effort to collaborate with industry and academia, two projects will work on how to counter adversaries’ malicious use of social media.

IARPA wants an early warning system for cyber attacks

The agency is looking to combine internal and external sensors and monitors to try to identify attacks in their early stages.

ISIS proves savvy in social media, cyber-domain

A new Brookings Institution report outlines the terrorist group’s reach and tactics on Twitter and elsewhere online.

Russia's hybrid warfare tactics gain upper hand in Ukraine

U.S., NATO officials call for better readiness against the tactic, which uses information warfare, cyberattacks, economic strategies and other steps to destabilize a country before the tanks roll in.

NGA's map to put a world of geospatial intell in one place

The digital Map of the World will be the bedrock of the intelligence community’s information sharing.

Army wants to mine social media in Europe

Analysis of social media and open-source information would help monitor extremist activities.

Army intell wants to scan social media from 40 countries

The Intelligence and Security Command is looking for the ability to collect and analyze huge data sets of social media and open-source information in up to 66 languages.

GEOINT tradecraft: 'Human geography'

How new tools like Activity Based Intelligence are helping intel analysts map the “human terrain.”

Army to apply new HP technology and mobile apps to the recruiting process 

Army Human Resources Command (AHRC) awarded two task orders to HP Enterprise Services to support and enhance the technology infrastructure and applications used throughout the recruiting process.

DoD says it does not block LGBT websites, just personal blogs

The Department of Defense (DOD) announced on its Facebook page on Friday that it does not block service member access to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) websites.

DOD's revised social media policy to focus on clarity, security

Defense Department officials are focusing on regulating, not restricting, social media use in a revised social media policy expected to be published later this year.

Defense Connect Online to be upgraded this week with new features

Defense Connect Online (DCO) will upgrade to version 8.2 starting Aug. 10.

Lethal tweets? Twitter as a weapon against Taliban

Coalition forces in Afghanistan continue to use Twitter to wage a war of words with the Taliban for the hearts and minds of the people in the southwest Asian nation.

Pentagon to troops: Caution required when using social media

The Defense Department plans to issue a new policy instructing troops not to use certain identifying information when interacting online that might compromise military units or operations.

Taliban goes high tech to plan attacks on US, Afghan government

Taliban fighters are using technologies of the digital age to gain ground against U.S. and Afghan government urban targets in the war-torn country of Afghanistan. But allied forces are not taking the planned attacks lying down.