Ah, if we could only look into the crystal ball and really see the future. While I know a few things about the future, most of what I garner comes from reading and personal observation. Check out the notes I took sometime ago that I came across this afternoon while looking at my files. The future is near...
Disruptive Trends in Public Safety, Jeff Vining, Chief Public Safety analyst, Gartner
We have communications everywhere. It is a world without boundaries.
IP based competency is increasing
Consumer devices and technology is integrating into the work place.
Non-traditional IT Enterprise is being challenged.
Big issue: Public safety thinks it is unique, but the money supporting it is not.”
The future for government:
Everything is IP addressable
The city light post is not what it once was. It is being used for many different purposes.
The cloud is coming. Shared data between many organizations.
Data at rest--Data in motion
What is social media?
2011 changed much of the thinking about social media.
Police are using it for a communications tool only. You must determine the level of risk to your jurisdiction.
Social media is evolving to become?
How is government adapting?
What is Social Analytics—Deciphering Relationships
Need to look at different companies/vendors who are providing services
The Killer Combo Continues…
Crime scenes being done with the average officer on the street. Location equates to mobility management.
Emerging or niche location technologies
GPS and Cell ID used to location information is already being embedded in a wide range of applications to enhance content.
UAV/Drones are a disruptive technology
Compare it to the cost of a helicopter. There are objectives, choices and consequences.
A helicopter cost $1.5M for the bird. Crew salaries another $1M $25k for maintenance. Very cost effective!
GOOD Sit: IACP Center for social media web site. Draft policy is located there.
Imposter sites, personal use of social media by employees at work and also at home.
Criminal use of social media. Officer safety and security issues.
Evolving evolution of social media on intelligence selection.
The new contemporary collection process is:
“The absence of social media programs can create scenarios where emergency planners and intelligence officials may not understand the magnitude of the emergency or disaster they face.”
Look at the Kony 2012 web movie...1 billion tweets every three days