The Department of Defense (DoD) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) has awarded nearly $3 million to START to update and enhance key terrorism-related datasets that serve as inputs into DoD and intelligence community modeling and simulation efforts; threat, vulnerability and risk assessments; and visualization and decision-support platforms.
With this new funding – Enhancing Datastreams to Inform Counter-Terrorism (EDICT) – START will help inform DoD research, development test and evaluation (RDT&E) efforts by updating relevant datasets and enhancing the speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and interoperability of the data collection, dissemination and visualization efforts used to curate and transition the datasets. Data generated through these projects will be shared with DoD to inform efficient counterterrorism decision-making.
“START datasets are among the most robust sources of terrorism-related data in the world. Through the partnership with CTTSO, START will be able to provide more timely data to decision makers and policy experts, while also facilitating the research of other scholars through increased collaboration,” said Dr. Amy Pate, START research director and acting executive director.
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