The Department of Defense Analysis is home to the CORE (Common Operational Research Environment) Lab. CORE was established at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in 2007 with the mission to support U.S. and International field operatives in the analytical craft of integrating geospatial, cultural, relational, and temporal data.

This is our practioner’s page, which contains a curated set of resources that we have developed for practioners and field operators. Our organizational site with further information on who we are can be found here.




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Introduction to Social Network Analysis

This post contains links to our self-study course developed in conjunction with the Center for Homeland Defenese and Security (CHDS). The course is an introduction to social network analysis (SNA); as such, we cover what SNA is and is not and how it differs from other approaches. We also introduce basic SNA terms, concepts and assumptions that undergird this field.