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Capabilities Cycle

Capabilities to discover, distinguish, and locate operationally relevant sociocultural signatures through the collection, processing, and analysis of sociocultural behavior data.

Once the defining features of the sociocultural setting are understood, the next steps are to develop a persistent capability to detect sociocultural behavior signals of interest amidst complexity and noise, and to harvest data for analysis. This entails capabilities for ISR in the area of sociocultural behavior (referred to here as a "social radar"), with particular focus on the challenges associated with open source data collection. It also requires robust systems for storing and managing that data, and tools enabling timely, dynamic analysis.

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