Office of the Director of National Intelligence: Data Mining Report [2009]   [open pdf - 507KB]

"This report covers the data mining activities of all elements of the ODNI from January 31, 2008 through January 31, 2009. Constituent elements of the Intelligence Community (IC) are reporting their data mining activities to Congress through their own departments or agencies. Last year's ODNI data mining report detailed a number of efforts within the 'Incisive Analysis' Office in the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) that included research of techniques that could be applied to data mining. Two of these programs (Tangram and Paint) have ended, the relevant effort within a third program (Knowledge Discovery and Dissemination) has ended, and the focus of a fourth effort (Reynard) changed in early 2008. Only one program-Video Analysis and Content Extraction (VACE)-is currently funding research that includes the exploration of techniques that might be applied to data mining. As a result, VACE is the program that this report addresses in detail. Information about the disposition of the other efforts is appended to the end of this report. This report covering ODNI activities is unclassified and has been made available to the public through the ODNI's website."

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