Identifying threats to national security is a complex problem. Defense and Intelligence Analysts must sift through endless amounts of tabular, textual, image, spatial, temporal and streaming data to extract operationally relevant information for decision makers.  In many cases, this requires detecting rare patterns and extreme events where outliers from the norm are the true findings.

Elder Research provides data science consulting services to prototype, apply, integrate, and operationalize innovative data and text mining technologies to identify threats. We consult with multiple Department of Defense agencies in the areas of counterintelligence, counterterrorism, counterespionage, security, weapons of mass destruction, and biometrics.

We help our clients develop analytical threat detection frameworks that implement data science as a foundational part of their analytics strategy. These frameworks act as force multipliers to quickly focus resources on the most interesting cases. Some examples of our threat detection work include:

Counterintelligence and Security

Elder Research is continuously engaged with multiple IC/DoD agencies to protect mission, personnel, and facilities. We evaluate and anticipate threats through the application of data science, text mining and complex social network analysis technologies.

Counterterrorism and Biometrics

Elder Research designed, built, and continues to support a critical biometric threat probability analytics engine that is used by thousands of users for operational threat detection.

Our predictive models enable DoD Analysts to better detect the means of entry of people and items that could pose a threat to national security by focusing resources on the most likely areas of threat and suspicious activity.

Emerging Threats

Advanced text mining technologies developed by Elder Research take advantage of the complementary strengths of the computer and the domain expertise of analysts to help navigate documents in search of non-obvious connections and potential threats. Our solution has resulted in a 50 percent increase in performance compared to the existing methodology.

Learn more about our Defense and Intelligence capabilities.