Military Looks at NFL's Video Cataloging Technology - GovernmentVideo.com

Military Looks at NFL's Video Cataloging Technology

They've noticed that NFL broadcasts seem to be able to summon up any footage of, for example, a Brett Favre touchdown pass, on a moment's notice.
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The U.S military has some 24 million minutes of video footage from unmanned aircraft (Predators and the like), a story in the Los Angeles Times said on Tuesday, June 8.

"But the library is largely useless because analysts often have no way of knowing exactly what they have, or any way to search for information that is particularly valuable," the Times reports.

But apparently the generals watch a little football, as they've noticed that NFL broadcasts seem to be able to summon up any footage of, for example, a Brett Favre touchdown pass, on a moment's notice.

"We are used to having the cutting edge technology: reconnaissance satellites and unmanned vehicles," said Maj. Gen. James Poss, who helps oversee the Air Force's reconnaissance programs, told the Times. "And this is the first time industry is really way ahead of us."

To help the military catch up to pro sports, it's looking at technology from Harris Corp. and Lockheed Martin, the story says.

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