CIA chief of data science program: ‘Our goal is to find the truth’

What does it mean to be a scientist inside a political organization? What does it mean to treat data science as a science? That was how Michael Simon, who leads the data science and engineering teams at the CIA, kicked off a talk he gave at last month’s Chief Data Officer Summit in New York.Simon, stressing that his remarks were his own and did not represent the official view of the CIA, said he was there to shed some light on the CIA’s data science program. He hoped the information might be relevant to the corporate data chiefs in the audience. The conference was in early December, more than a month before a visit to CIA headquarters by the new president sparked a national debate about the art and science of estimating crowd size.…


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