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Weaponising Big Data
This site is the home of the ‘Weaponising Big Data’ Project, a Free Range research project on the military and intelligence sites in Britain that are preparing for offensive cyberwarfare and automated state surveillance.
UK Cyberwarfare & Surveillance Sites:
6. RAF Wyton
|Site operator »||RAF|
|Associated with »||Defence Intelligence Fusion Centre, MoD Defence Intelligence, Joint Forces Command, Five-Eyes Network|
|Category »||Command & Control|
|‘Kill Chain’ site »||Yes|
|Local campaign »|
|OS Map »||click|
RAF Wyton is the operational centre for Britain’s defence intelligence system, using the latest ‘intelligence fusion’ techniques which have been developed in the US over the last two decades. As such it co-ordinates all aspects of both conventional and unconventional/cyberwarfare operations by Britain, and in co-operation with US/NATO forces.
According to the premiere US military and intelligence think-tank, the RAND Corporation:
The UK Ministry of Defence-led Defense Intelligence Fusion Center at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire is a model for bilateral and multilateral intelligence operations. This state-of-the-art intelligence center, with its modern IT suites and innovative design, is aimed at facilitating collaboration across the Five Eyes community and is well suited for collaborative crisis intelligence operations. The NATO Intelligence Fusion Center (NIFC) at RAF Molesworth, UK, provides a similar capability at the NATO level. During the Ukraine/Crimea crisis, the NIFC was able to leverage expertise from across NATO to provide high-quality, multilateral intelligence analysis to NATO leaders. Key allies and partners in most theaters and potential crisis areas often have unique and valuable intelligence that adds significant value to the U.S. IC knowledge and can augment U.S. intelligence efforts.
About this site
More information will be uploaded about this site as the project is able to collect/collate it.
Articles and reports on this site
- ☮ Perspectives and Opportunities in Intelligence for U.S. Leaders, RAND Corporation, September 2018
- America’s ability to identify and respond to geostrategic and regional shifts and their political, economic, military, and security implications requires that the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) gather, analyze, discern, and operationalize information. In this information-dominant era, the IC must continuously pursue strategic intelligence to anticipate geostrategic shifts, as well as shorter-term intelligence so that the United States can respond to the actions and provocations of rivals. The ability of the United States to modernize our military forces to overmatch our adversaries requires intelligence support.