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Phi Beta Iota: When you can achieve persistent surveillance AND you have the analytic software AND you have analysts trained to think in new ways THEN you get some really remarkable TACTICAL break-throughs. This is not the panacea some are claiming; it does nothing for strategic, policy, acquisition, or theater operations analytics. What is most interesting about this is that it can, when managed properly and when the theater commander is mandating collaboration (rarely the case), become the de facto all source fusion collection manager. This is also — again at the tactical level — a very positive development when you are sending teams into places that the NRO, NSA, NGA, CIA and others have been ignoring since WWII — within 30 days you can have extraordinary baselines that are simply not achievable with national systems.