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
  • Counterterrorism and Biometrics
  • Emerging Threats


Learn more about our Defense and Intelligence capabilities.

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