Phi Beta Iota: Most big data is crap. You analyze crap, you get crap analysis. Without a holistic analytic model, a deep commitment to true cost economics, and the ability to collect AND PROCESS all relevant data, big data is nothing more than NSA waste writ large…yes, big data can yield short-term advantage in manipulating consumers, stopping fraud, and so on, but what we have now in the way of big data thinking is elementary at best.
Phi Beta Iota: Anyone contemplating a tank as the solution to terrorism has issues to0 large to solve in this space. COIN is fraud. Terrorism is not a threat, it is a tactic. Terrorism, like soldier suicide, is the canary in the coal mine. It is an intelligence and information operations challenge and can only be addressed via non-kinetic means. Anyone that does not get that is part of the problem and one reason why terrorism continues to flourish.