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Unattended sensors community of interest: expanding intelligence awareness, optimizing mission support
Author(s): Paul J. Helt; Dennis DuBois
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Paper Abstract

The scope and success of Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and other United States Government (USG) Unattended Sensor efforts clearly requires a focused, expanded effort at integration and best practices development. Discussions with key stakeholders indicate strong support for the standup of an Unattended Sensors Community of Interest (USCOI) to improve visibility across programs and foster greater mission partnerships. The USCOI will advance understanding of legal and privacy issues, data sharing, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) architecture integration standards, technical specifications, and other issues of common interest (power management, concealment, etc.); promoting opportunities for cost avoidance and improved effectiveness. Launching the USCOI concept provides a stakeholders' forum to identify, discuss, and facilitate Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership, Personnel and Facilities (DOTMLPF) resolutions to issues related to the acquisition, development, and employment of unattended sensors across the DoD, IC, and broader USG, as appropriate. USCOI also provides a structured forum where appropriately cleared law enforcement can share operational and technical experiences and expertise on integration of unattended sensor data in existing/planned collection and analysis architectures. The USCOI concept can help facilitate extensive independent discussion across the community and enhance subject matter expert and leadership perspectives. Many senior leaders believe DoD and the IC have a great deal to learn from law enforcement use of unattended sensors and data integration. The USCOI will broaden awareness and open dialogue among users and developers across the interagency, law enforcement, and academia.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8389, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR III, 83890B (24 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.923036
Show Author Affiliations
Paul J. Helt, The MITRE Corp. (United States)
Dennis DuBois, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8389:
Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR III
Tien Pham, Editor(s)

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