Direct automation in a decision system relies on the equivalent to military standard operating procedures. Even when a decision is complex, requiring the evaluation of many conditional branches of a decision tree, the decisions are made by people.” – Rand report titled Improving C2 and Situational Awareness for Operations in and Through the Information Environment

United States Soldiers and warfighters have never had such a heavy and diverse workload placed on their shoulders. These Operators and analysts are deployed across the globe conducting operations in austere environments tackling the most challenging national security issues at hand.

The expansiveness of the analytic tools available to these men and women extend well beyond the capacity of the force to appropriately leverage the insights that the new connected world can provide them.