Context Mediation Demonstration of Counter-Terrorism Intelligence (CTI) Integration
Author(s)Madnick, Stuart E.; Moulton, Allen; Siegel, Michael D.
Examination of intelligence failures prior to the 9/11/01 attacks made clear it that lack of effective information exchange among government agencies hindered the capability of identifying potential threats and preventing terrorist actions. A 2002 National Research Council study noted that “Although there are many private and public databases that contain information potentially relevant to counterterrorism programs, they lack the necessary context definitions (i.e., metadata) and access tools to enable interoperation with other databases and the extraction of meaningful and timely information.” This report clearly recognized the importance of problems that the semantic data integration research community has been studying.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
ESD Working Papers;ESD-WP-2006-05