DPM Teo: Advanced analytics to boost Singapore's response to security threats

A new initiative to help the Government anticipate security and safety concerns will see advanced analytics being built into existing sensors and monitoring systems around Singapore.

These analytics systems will help government agencies make sense of the data their sensors are collecting, so that they can stay abreast of the situation on the ground.

Revealing the project for the first time, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Monday it is meant to enhance Singapore's collective response towards security threats.

Called the Safe City Testbed initiative, it will be rolled out over the next three to five years. It is understood that more details will be made available at a later date.

Mr Teo, who is also the Minister for Home Affairs and Coordinating Minister for National Security, was delivering the opening speech at the 7th Asia-Pacific Programme for Senior National Security Officers.