“Almost nothing has been said in public about the IT element in human domain operations, as it relates to Jade Helm. But if you investigate human domain theory, IT figures hugely in it. Much of operationalizing the human domain concept is about leveraging – wait for it – “Big Data”: that universe of data now floating around on people and events.
An example that would probably apply to an exercise like Jade Helm is monitoring the routine communications of the local population, whether by scooping in data from social media or by some means of watching patterns in communications metadata (e.g., big spikes in cell-phone calls just before major events, or just after something unique has been detected by the locals). These are simplified examples, meant to suggest the categories of phenomena that human domain intelligence would be looking for.”