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    Big Data Could Improve Military Recruiting

    Oct 22, 2019

    DoD and the U.S. military services have had some success with data-enabled outreach and recruiting. But they could benefit from expanding their adoption of private-sector approaches. For example, recruiters could better target prospects through the use of personally identifiable information and third-party data.

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    How China Uses Big Data Analytics

    Sep 1, 2020

    China's quest to become the global center for artificial intelligence starts with mastering big data analytics. Its aggressive strategy encompasses economic, military, police, and intelligence functions. Beijing is already using big data to survey the country's domestic population and enhance its military.

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    Education M.S. in security studies, Georgetown University; B.S. in computer science, University of Illinois

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    Education Ph.D. in statistics, Pennsylvania State University; B.S. in mathematics, economics, Wheaton College

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    Lee Squitieri

    Associate Physician Policy Researcher
    Education B.S. in mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.D. in medicine, University of Michigan; M.S. in health management and policy, University of Michigan; Ph.D. in health policy and management, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Brian G. Vegetabile

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    Education Ph.D. in statistics, UC Irvine; M.S. in statistics, UC Irvine; B.S. in aerospace engineering, Penn State University

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    Carlos Villegas

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P. in public policy, University of Houston; M.A. in applied economics, University of Houston; B.A. in economics, political science, University of Houston