Ushahidi appears to be a great way to gain information about what happens in a crisis. How could Ushahidi be used to aid counter insurgency operations in places affected by violence? I believe that Ushahidi could be used by military units providing aid to an area of operation. Intelligence from the crowd could provide vital clues to not only know what the bad guys are doing, but also what the population needs to keep situations stable.
As a computer science professional, I'm going to take a look at Ushahidi to see what, if anything, needs to be done to help soldiers on deployment. I feel this could be an epic win for me.