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  1. Myriad of issues, but a great first cut

    From my experiences with DCGS, there are several issues, but overall it has the right chops. The article's inadvertent advertising of Palantir aside, DCGS is not without flaws.

    You cannot...
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    Standardizing Data Points on Non-Standard Data

    So here is a nerd's perspective on this - The reality is that in most Civil Military data, we can track on numbers and relatively standard data. For instance, we can count hospital beds by gender,...
  3. How is this different from milbook, Facebook, SWJ...

    How is this different from milbook, Facebook, SWJ or any of these sorts of collaboration, km tools? My challenge with a another spin off site is that we now would have another island of information....
  4. This concept of an on post permit raises too many...

    This concept of an on post permit raises too many issues to allow it to be practical
    - a platoon sergeant, who already occasionally takes trips to the woodline for counselling now has to do a pat...
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    Send a PM to Paul Nichols. He can likely point...

    Send a PM to Paul Nichols. He can likely point you in the right direction on this.
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    Data Schema & Your ASCOPE Efforts

    The largest challenge in this arena is the competing interests of the "left brain" and the "right brain" :) From what I have seen, systems that try to address these topics either fall heavily into...
  7. And the second clot - for Social Networking

    Until we solve for all of the rest, the Social Media - Faceyspaces, and TwitteryTweets are all just a time suck. Trust me - I use all of them, and they all waste time. To try and use these to paint...
  8. I just finally threw the clot. . .

    The reality is that we do not have a technical problem. While I won't pretend to understand the advanced arithmatic above, I suspect that the mathmatical solution to predicting behavior is not so...
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    Help From Above

    The issue in my tactical brain is that we have again brought in "help" from on high, when in fact, we have enough brain power on the ground to conduct the "analysis" that the paper talks about. In...
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    I am sure Nichols will be here momentarily - and...

    I am sure Nichols will be here momentarily - and likely to disagree with me. The idea of awareness for the Corporal described my Mr. Owen (I served with a CPL F-nuts - I wonder if it was the same...
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    I always struggle with the idea of another piece...

    I always struggle with the idea of another piece of technology, and have to look at it in the context of the cost-benefit - The small UAV at my disposal would be great for looking around corners and...
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    It's all been said but not everybody's said it

    In the spirit of not repeating what has all been said, the one hammer statement is on point. However, I am seeing the other Office tools be used in similar fashion. Access Databases and Excel files...
  13. Sighting in on the HUDIMP

    Absolutely great stuff in the definition of the HUDIMP. However, it fails to answer the question of which law applies - Local laws and regulations (State and Federal Statutes) or the laws of warfare...
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    Boiling the Ocean

    Pride,

    This is really impressive and I am coming really late to the party here. Brant and I work together and have white boarded out this concept with our development team a few times. ...
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    I remember this discussion occurring during...

    I remember this discussion occurring during Desert Storm/Shield, where the average dismounted 11C seemed to be carrying 700 pounds and a labrador retriever everywhere in the reports. Is it true that...
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    So thanks to all responding to the initial...

    So thanks to all responding to the initial question which as Ken points out, I likely answered part of myself. I was just trying to find some ground truth.

    On the other hand, this debate is...
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    I pulled these two out of the larger, as again, I...

    I pulled these two out of the larger, as again, I am most concerned with the disposition of the detained today. It would seem that we have a conundrum. We rightfully invade a nation and then commit...
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    So, interesting approach to a resolution, but I...

    So, interesting approach to a resolution, but I worry that the natural outcome is what is in bold above - an immediate release to the prisoners. Based on the SOFA effective date of 1 JAN, I suspect...
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    Thanks for the insights Jedburgh. The HRW stuff...

    Thanks for the insights Jedburgh. The HRW stuff is helpful. I suspected much of what schmelap posted is on point from a rationale perspective. While most Americans sleep ignorant (intentionally or...
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    Prisoner Processing and Management

    It is my understanding that today the United States has prisoners in Iraq and elsewhere around the world, arrested for crimes committed during the Global War on Terror and for a variety of other...
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    The value of options

    So, as a former 120 section sergeant in the cav, I posit that there is a home for each of these options. The 155 has an ability to drop some heavy heat from a fixed position, therefore giving it the...
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    Not out of reach.

    As you can see from Mr. Nichol's slides and from reading others works on this subject, we as a nation are not too far away from a technology and tactical perspective. We have the lessons learned,...
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    Respect for The Series, not the Rank

    So, I just finished a crash viewing of all seven episodes. I set aside things like first name references as making the show palatable by a wider audience than just old warfighters, (like my wife)...
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    Tech, Tools and the Fight

    Truth in Lending Alert - I am now a tech developer for the DoD. I was also an 11C who could use the plotting board faster than our best Mortar Ballistic Computer

    What we found in developing...
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