Title: Open Source Analysis in Support to Nonproliferation and Verification Activities: Using the New Media to Derive Unknown New Information
Citation: IAEA: Symposium on International Safeguards: Linking Strategy, Implementation and and People vol. IAEA-CN-20 p. Page 320 - Paper n° IAEA CN-220, #312
Publisher: IAEA
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC90493
URI: http://www.iaea.org/safeguards/symposium/2014/home/eproceedings/sg2014_eproceedings_online.pdf
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper describes evolving techniques that are synergistically being applied in unique ways to make new information discoveries that might otherwise have likely remained unknown. These techniques leverage multiple freely available open source social media venues, as part of the encompassing “New Media,” to derive cueing information for indications of previously unknown and hence undeclared activity. Because such cueing often relates to physical infrastructure (facilities and equipment), and thus has a strong geo-positional component, it can also be followed-up with open source geospatial visualization tools (“geographic browsers” or “virtual globes”) and commercial satellite imagery (with its ever improving spatial, spectral, and temporal resolutions) to significantly expand the nuclear nonproliferation knowledge base as will be shown by way of a review of some recent exemplar cases. The methodological application of such techniques can complement other forms of open source data mining for safeguards purposes to improve the likelihood of the remote detection of undeclared nuclear related facilities and/or activities.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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