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Federal Spy Agency to Test Automated Insider Threat Detection

A U.S. spy agency is testing out a new text analyzing technology to help identify the people within an organization likely to abuse their privileges.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is investing in “sentiment analysis” technology, a service that can decide if text is positive, negative, or neutral.

NGA intends to sole-source an award for a 1-year pilot to WT Government Services, which sells such a system called SCOUT Tool, according to Defense One. Anyone who works on this project must have a top secret security clearance.

If NGA finds that sentiment analysis technology helps it identify insider threats, it intends to “conduct a full and open competition for future support,” a FedBixOpps posting said.

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