OPEN-SOURCE DATA IS EVERYWHERE—EXCEPT THE ARMY’S CONCEPT OF INFORMATION ADVANTAGE
Modern War Institute
Three months ago, as Russia invaded Ukraine, the world watched as Twitter exploded with real-time data, reporting, and analysis of the unfolding conflict. It quickly became clear that the war presented analysts with an unprecedented amount of rich, open-source data on military movements, troop location, shelling damage, weapon types, and more. Ukraine has been quick to capitalize on Russia’s poor data protection and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has become Ukraine’s most potent weapon because of his ability to use data and information and Russia’s inability to protect it.
Open-source Data, Military Operations, Warfare Tactics, Russia, Ukraine
Maggie Smith and Nick Starck. "Open-Source Data is Everywhere—Except The Army’s Concept of Information Advantage". Modern War Institute, 2022.