Neal Rauhauser: On Intelligence & Foreign Policy Analysis — Looking Forward, Looking Behind

Looking Forward, Looking Behind The Democratic Study Group was a 150 staff member legislative service organization(LSO) that had as customers all of the Democratic members of Congress and a good number of Republicans. This internal think tank analyzed policy proposals, serving as an in-house ‘brain’ for Congress. The “Republican Revolution” of 1994 would lead to the …

Neal Rauhauser: DataScienceCentral, LinkedIn, Wrong Tool

DataScienceCentral Users – No Klout Via LinkedIn The retrieval of 11,712 DataScienceCentral profiles completed earlier today. I found about 2,600 instances of ‘linkedin’ when I checked the extract dt/dd files. I rigged up a bunch of awk statements and distilled that down to about 900 DSC userids and the associated plain text LinkedIn userids. I skipped …

Neal Rauhauser: Mining Data Science Central

Mining Data Science Central I was browsing LinkedIn a little while ago and I noticed the Data Science Central group. One of my contacts had shared something from it and the charter looked interesting, so I clicked ‘join’. Data Science Central is the industry’s online resource for big data practitioners. From Analytics to Data Integration to …

Neal Rauhauser: Understanding The Caucasus

  Understanding The Caucasus The news that Boston’s bombers were ethnic Chechens was a bit surprising to me, as the signature of the strike was closer to domestic right wing extremists. I wasn’t that surprised, because I have collected maps of the Caucasus region, written about past and anticipated future conflicts there, and I spent some …