Archive for 'military'

Client work: United States vs Russia

Client work: United States vs Russia

Posted on 21. Oct, 2009 by .

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Here is one in a series I am doing for Mint.com.  It is a comparison of the United States and Russia over 100 factors.  I have used the same format in comparing China, Canada and Mexico, and India.  Pretty popular stuff, with over 4500 Diggs between them. The first thing most people notice is that […]

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Flowcapping: Visualizing One Trillion Dollars (video)

Flowcapping: Visualizing One Trillion Dollars (video)

Posted on 27. Apr, 2009 by .

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Another flowcap of the process of creating an infographic.  This time its much shorter, about 1 minute.  It turns out that watching the creation non-linear infographics is not as exciting in fast motion as more of the all-in-one infographics.  The previous flowcap video is here. View in fullscreen. As you can see this project was […]

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Interview with a Pentagon Graphics/Budget Expert

Interview with a Pentagon Graphics/Budget Expert

Posted on 20. Oct, 2008 by .

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A few weeks ago, I covered some of the bizarre and obtuse visuals coming out of the difference branches of the military.  Well today, I posed some questions to a member of the Pentagon’s “Engine Room;” a new group within the Department of Defense’s Comptroller’s Office whose focus is briefing creation and analytics. The Engine […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole of the Pentagon Graphics Machine.

Down the Rabbit Hole of the Pentagon Graphics Machine.

Posted on 15. Sep, 2008 by .

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In my research for the Death and Taxes poster I come across all sorts of charts and graphs.  The are graphics produced by people in the pentagon, a half trillion dollar enterprise.  While some are simple and to the point, others have gone off the deep end of visualization methods. Next week I will be […]

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U.S. Troop Stength in Iraq, and other data.

U.S. Troop Stength in Iraq, and other data.

Posted on 16. Jul, 2008 by .

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So I was researching the U.S. troops strength in Iraq since there was all this talk of surging and pulling out.  Turns out there isn’t really any good visuals of it, and the raw data leaves alot to be desired.  So I went about creating my own chart. I would first like to thank the […]

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Bush's new Alternative Energy is powered by smoke and mirrors.

Bush's new Alternative Energy is powered by smoke and mirrors.

Posted on 13. Jun, 2008 by .

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Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. And here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world. The best way to break this addiction is through technology. Since 2001, we have spent nearly $10 billion to develop cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable alternative energy […]

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Visualizing One Billion Dollars.

Visualizing One Billion Dollars.

Posted on 30. May, 2008 by .

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The Death and Taxes poster contains a lot of information and is great for putting federal spending in context.  However, the de-facto unit of measure is one billion dollars.  I realized that people often have a hard time grasping just what one billion dollars is.  So to provide further context to the poster, I am […]

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Total military and national security spending in the U.S. federal budget.

Total military and national security spending in the U.S. federal budget.

Posted on 20. Apr, 2008 by .

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Every year people ask me, “Just what is all this military/national security spending you list?”. Well I have decided to type it all out once and for all. What qualifies spending as ‘military’ or ‘national security’ is subjective. There is strict interpretations which only includes funding with in the Department of Defense, and there are […]

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