The Information Dominance Initiative is a commitment by BlueSpace to make it easy and cost effective for the US defense and intelligence community to widely adopt MLS 2.0. If MLS 2.0 is the big idea we believe it is and it is widely adopted, the end result will be to “move the Information Dominance needle” in terms of the capabilities delivered to US warfighters and analysts. Putting a name to this initiative may seem a bit over the top, but I personally felt it important both as a statement internally of our cultural values at BlueSpace as well as a statement of com
Among the many epic battles in Star Trek, a plucky young Captain Kirk in his obscenely tight trousers never got an error message like this. No matter what weapons some new and unduly ugly biped quasi-hominid (with bad studio makeup) brought to the field of battle, Captain Kirk only ever heard the likes of "Shields at 40%," "Warp drive offline," "She can't take much more of this Captain."
Being able to do geospatial visualization of data has been really important to the defense and intelligence communities for a long time. Whether it’s showing aircraft flying around, soldiers taking a hill or different types of intelligence – seeing it on a map has been key to understanding a conflict.
There’s been a flurry of interest in cyber security building over the past year, with President Obama highlighting the issue, and the White House publishing a Cyberspace Policy Review in May last year. The following month, a memorandum came out of DoD announcing the new CYBERCOM (US Cyber Command) to be hosted at NSA.