Project Details


The Foresight Initiative Research, Education, and Development: Person centric Information Landscapes and Location based Analytics Abstract United States is facing significant challenges in both sustainability and digital security. Understanding complex relationships requires acquisition and processing of massive multi-source datasets while simultaneously considering decision makers, privacy constraints, and the impact of policies on populations. While progress is being made in development of computational techniques, a new approach is necessary that integrates social science, policy, and applied psychology together with computational and engineering techniques in a holistic manner. Furthermore, at the core of the challenge is the notion of location (both geo-spatial and relational) location provides a natural anchor to all data sources and support the development of common open standards. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is well positioned to lead the nation in addressing these challenges. To facilitate the development of state-of-the-art technologies and transition of those technologies to the community, Arizona State University (ASU) proposes to work collaboratively with NGA to perform research and transition research products focusing on Sustainability, Digital Security, and Open Standards. ASU is a mission-focused, top 20 research university (NSF research expenditures ranking, universities without a medical school) that has successfully implemented the New American University model of inclusive, interdisciplinary, use-inspired research and education. As the largest university in the United States, ASU will also contribute to both development of the future workforce and building interest in NGA mission across the academic and student community. ASUs particular strength in the three core areas above makes ASU well suited as the NGA academic partner. ASU is home to Global Institute of Sustainability and the NSAaccredited Information Assurance Center. Additionally, ASU has been involved with the Open Geospatial Consortium to develop an open set of geospatial standards. Furthermore, ASUs Decisio
Effective start/end date6/1/1410/31/15


  • DOD: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA): $3,993,560.00


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