By Joe Francica, Editor in Chief and Vice Publisher, Directions Magazine
May 06, 2009
As sensory information becomes more advanced, the government is faced with a continuous and ever-expanding stream of real-time information from which it collects intelligence in support of national security. Thousands of small, seemingly insignificant events happen every day. ObjectFX has created a solution that fits within Complex Event Processing. CEP helps to automate incident detection and is enabling applications in government to streamline processes, while more quickly identifying what’s important. Geospatial analysts, working toward the same goal of most efficiently identifying actionable intelligence, are turning to Geospatial Event Processing to correlate space- and time-relevant events to determine when a significant event has occurred. Editor in Chief Joe Francica posed some questions to Steve Panzer, the vice president of ObjectFX’s Government Division.