Effective intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) relies heavily on both technological and human analytical capabilities. Intelligence analysts must be able to detect, interpret, process, and perform other critical tasks to turn data into meaningful information for decision-makers. The ability to aggregate massive data sets into operationally relevant information is challenging due to issues such as information overload, team coordination, time constraints, tunnel vision, and limited or vague guidance. This report describes research and development efforts to enhance training for geospatial intelligence analysts. Initial results from cognitive task analyses with these analysts along with associated technology development are discussed.
Tossell, C. C.,
Tripp, L. M.,
& Nelson, L. A.
(2013). Optimizing Data Processing and Management Decisions During Isr Through Innovative Training Regimens. 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 32-37.