The other component to understanding trends and getting to some level of accurate prediction is the intelligence community’s move to cloud computing.“What is different about the [CIA] is that it is an all-source collector. We’re taking in data from both structured and unstructured data. One thing with a very, very capable computational backbone and we’ve moved to, in orchestration with the IC with the [Director of National Intelligence], to cloud computing,” Roche said. “One of the reasons we did that is so that multiple teams throughout the IC can basically crowdsource a problem, bring different kinds of tools. When you go to a cloud configuration and when you commoditize the bottom half of the hardware stack you can focus on applications.”This new framework is called the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise, or IC ITE, stood up by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
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