RiverGlass: CLG's Biggest Fan By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 22 Feb 2010
Who is RiverGlass? And, why does this Nosey Parker gobble 160+ MB of CLG bandwidth all day long?
The busy little bandwidth bee that is the RiverGlass scanner.
From the logs, here are a few examples of its seemingly insatiable appetite for all things CLG.
3133 3133 163.13 MB 21 Feb 2010 - 08:57
- - [20/Feb/2010:04:40:58 -0500] "GET /obama_seeks_optional_miranda_130210.html
HTTP/1.1" 200 12100 "-" "RiverglassScanner"
Oh, what the heck. I may as well post a few Pentagon, Gitmo, and FEMA log entries while I'm at it.
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RiverGlass assists the public law enforcement and intelligence sectors by applying our sophisticated machine-learning techniques for culling data from within different legal entities, analyzing disparate data, and addressing the information problems facing intelligence analysts today...
RiverGlass and the Statewide Terrorism Intelligence Center (STIC) of the Illinois State Police have jointly developed a suite of tools tailored to the specific needs of analysts working in a fusion center environment. Along with unique visualizations and analytics, this collaboration has produced a knowledge base of more than 85,000 highly relevant terms -- to both enhance and simplify analytical results. This RiverGlass public safety ontology contains data definitions of the entities important to a fully-compliant extension of the Global Justice XML standard.
The end result is an analytics solution specifically geared toward fusion centers and other government intelligence agencies, enabling them to gain and maintain a complete intelligence picture, 24/7.
Enables Government & Intelligence to:
Automatically seek out and monitor websites that relate to criminal investigations or other intel needs. Information posted to the internet from diverse sources like CNN, MSNBC, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Anti-Defamation League, and Department of Justice, as well as sites that post threatening or criminal content is critical to effective data analysis...
Be alerted to meaningful connections in incoming data — enabling true intelligence-led policing. RiverGlass works with government and intelligence agencies to appropriately monitor incoming data and alert analysts as soon as important information becomes available. The alert criteria can be anything from monitoring for simple changes in a suspect profile to sophisticated threat-assessments using statistical and machine learning pattern detection techniques...
Start-up Company for Homeland Security Software Gains Spotlight --RiverGlass software used to analyze threats in real-time, parse useful threat data 06 Feb 2009 Amidst corporate heavyweights in the Illini Union, was a table for a less known enterprise, RiverGlass Inc., a company that traces its origins to the University of Illinois. Part of the first of the two-day Winter 2006 Business Career Fair, the company specializes in the creation of homeland security software, in addition to other products that deal with intelligence gathering... In the future, the company hopes to assist law enforcement agencies in tracking crime and terrorism. It also aims to help corporations in competitive intelligence gathering.
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