Dozens of companies, universities, and government agencies are involved in researching and funding network science programs. Some focus heavily on social network analysis—looking at the relationships of terrorist or criminal organizations—while others focus on societal-level predictive modeling to help anticipate major social or political events. Many of these companies, academics, and government agencies are themselves interconnected through funding and joint research, or through the use of technology. The database is designed to familiarize users with the scope of working going on, and also to demonstrate how these different entities and their work is interconnected.
Some of the projects focus heavily on traditional social network analysis designed to understand terrorist networks, while others focus on extracting information from social media. Still others are not strictly looking at social networks or social media, but instead are looking for more general relationships and patterns in data that can forecast political, economic and social trends.
A note on the database: In many cases, a program or project has several developers or users. In those cases, we identified the primary “owner” of the program—be it a government agency that uses the program or a company that developed it—and listed as secondary other entities involved in its development.
Private Companies and Nonprofit Organizations
These are private organizations involved in developing modeling tools and programs for the national security and intelligence community.
These are the government agencies that fund, develop and use the tools of War 2.0.
These are the universities and researchers working on the tools of War 2.0.