6 January 1997 Development of a software tool to support chemical and biological terrorism intelligence analysis
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Proceedings Volume 2933, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Methods and Technologies; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.263145
Event: Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, 1996, Boston, MA, United States
AKELA has developed a software tool which uses a systems analytic approach to model the critical processes which support the acquisition of biological and chemical weapons by terrorist organizations. This tool has four major components. The first is a procedural expert system which describes the weapon acquisition process. It shows the relationship between the stages a group goes through to acquire and use a weapon, and the activities in each stage required to be successful. It applies to both state sponsored and small group acquisition. An important part of this expert system is an analysis of the acquisition process which is embodied in a list of observables of weapon acquisition activity. These observables are cues for intelligence collection The second component is a detailed glossary of technical terms which helps analysts with a non- technical background understand the potential relevance of collected information. The third component is a linking capability which shows where technical terms apply to the parts of the acquisition process. The final component is a simple, intuitive user interface which shows a picture of the entire process at a glance and lets the user move quickly to get more detailed information. This paper explains e each of these five model components.
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Allen R. Hunt, Allen R. Hunt, William Foreman, William Foreman, } "Development of a software tool to support chemical and biological terrorism intelligence analysis", Proc. SPIE 2933, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Methods and Technologies, (6 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263145; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.263145


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