Quite the collection of open source applications

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Very major geekdom -- from DARPA:
DARPA Open Catalog
Welcome to the DARPA Open Catalog, which contains a curated list of DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications. DARPA funds fundamental and applied research in a variety of areas including data science, cyber, anomaly detection, etc., which may lead to experimental results and reusable technology designed to benefit multiple government domains.

The DARPA Open Catalog organizes publically releasable material from DARPA programs, beginning with the XDATA program in the Information Innovation Office (I2O). XDATA is developing an open source software library for big data. DARPA has an open source strategy through XDATA and other I2O programs to help increase the impact of government investments.

DARPA is interested in building communities around government-funded software and research. If the R&D community shows sufficient interest, DARPA will continue to make available information generated by DARPA programs, including software, publications, data and experimental results. Future updates are scheduled to include components from other I2O programs such as Broad Operational Language Translation (BOLT) and Visual Media Reasoning (VMR).
Some interesting apps there -- a lot of it is just large-scale data analysis. The Visual Media Reasoning (VMR) they mention looks really fascinating. From the website:
Visual Media Reasoning (VMR)
Adversaries often take photos and videos to claim responsibility for events or to illustrate capabilities. This media is sometimes confiscated by the DoD from a variety of devices, including laptops, cellphone cameras and memory cards. The volume of this visual media is quickly outpacing our ability to review, let alone analyze the contents of every image.

The question asked by warfighters and their analysts is how best can they turn adversary-captured ad hoc photos and videos into true �visual� intelligence. DARPA�s Visual Media Reasoning (VMR) program seeks to do just that by providing a software system that lets users ask queries of photo content, such as �What make and model of vehicle is that?� or �Is this person on our terrorist watch list?� or �Where is this building located?� If successful, VMR technology will serve as a force multiplier by extracting relevant information for human analysts and alerting them to scenes that warrant an analyst�s expert attention. The result of VMR may be an enhanced capability to generate intelligence required for successful counterinsurgency and counterterrorist operations.
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