What is meant by Information Exploitation?
Over the past decade, the way we interact as
individuals and as communities of interest has changed beyond
recognition. Would anyone now tolerate waiting a day, let alone a
week, for any written correspondence? How would we react should our
use of phones be restricted to making calls? And even on the
remotest location, how many of us would survive without knowing the
quickest way home or the latest sports scores?
This transformation is due to our ability to
exploit information that has been collected, collated and
disseminated with increasing speed and accuracy by ever-evolving
Information Communications Technology systems.
The effective management and interpretation of
an expanding volume of data allows organisations to improve the
quality and effectiveness of the services they provide. The
knowledge gained leads to informed decision making that is
transforming organisations to deliver front-line information superiority, competitive advantage
and operational efficiencies.
Why is Information Exploitation so important?
With powerful information architectures being
introduced to transform the capability and efficiency of both the
UK military and public sector, it is imperative that strategies are
developed that prepare organisations to maximise the potential of
the information supplied by applying knowledge to ensure the most
appropriate action is taken.
Exploitation of information and by extension,
knowledge management, are key enablers of the Coalition
Government’s efficiency review and with information superiority the ultimate front-line
goal, are also set to be the foundation on which the UK’s Strategy
Defence and Security Review is based (with Cyber Security having particular relevance).
Information Exploitation Considerations
In this context, the demand to share
information is going to grow expediently. However the severe budget cuts set to fall across the public
sector means that further investment in new IT is highly unlikely.
So with operational bandwidth already stretched to breaking, the
first challenge for any public sector organisation is to ensure
they fully understand the demands on their
infrastructure, how it is performing and where performance can be
optimised, ideally without further capital investment.
Additionally with greater amount of
information being shared across an extended community of interest,
it is essential to ensure that this higher level of
interoperability receives the appropriate level of Cyber Security, assurance and identity management solutions.
As organisations harness the benefits of information exploitation,
so they must ensure that they protect themselves against this
information being lost, corrupted and misused. They must
demonstrate their ability to secure the
integrity of their data, the way it is stored and distributed,
and their compliance with regulatory
Vega is able to provide its clients with the
insight on how maximise the benefits of extant capability and the
confidence to collect, store and share
We can offer organisations independent advice
and pragmatic solutions to their information exploitation
challenges. This expertise is based an extensive track record of
working alongside ours clients to deliver secure interoperability
solutions across a variety of programmes.
The links below, provide access to Vega’s
latest thinking and related activities supporting Information
Articles relating to Information Exploitation
» Maximising the
through-life potential of information sharing systems in the
» Bridging the capability gap in federated
Systems of Systems modelling environments
Thought Leadership relating to Information Exploitation
» Connecting to Secure Government
» Improving Data Handling
» Information Superiority
» National Security Strategy
» UK Cyber Security
Services relating to Information Exploitation
» Application Characterisation
» Information Security
» Secure Systems
» Vega in the Defence industry
» Vega in the Government sector
Case studies relating to Information Exploitation
» Defence Information
» Joint Operations Command System
» Modernized Integrated Database
» Battlefield Information Collection &
Exploitation System (BICES)
» Government Connect
» UK Border Agency
» Criminal Records Bureau
» Secure Government Agencies
» Secure Systems Architecture
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