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Bridging Knowledge and Technology in a Dynamic World
Have you ever wondered how Google Maps works? How does the application calculate the fastest route for you, and how does it do this so quickly? The answer might surprise you – at the backbone of these navigational applications and software is graph theory.
According to the independent website Government Technology, “Many government agencies have an unstructured data nightmare, with bits and bytes scattered across servers, clouds and hypervisors.” Vernor Vinge calls this so-called nightmare “data glut.” In an era of Internet of Things (IoT), the data glut may not get better, and, in fact, is likely to get worse.
When you buy your groceries, the best and brightest fruits and veggies have usually traveled across the country and sometimes across the world to get to you. This supply chain bypasses the perfectly fresh produce local to your community. Our traditional market practices have enormously high transportation and carbon costs, create massive amounts of wasted food, and may leave our local farmers with unsustainable businesses.
So what can we do to address these problems?
“Weatherizing my home? What does that mean?” “I’m only renting. Why should I care?” “That sounds complicated and expensive.”
These are common responses Kathy Huynh would hear from renters living in the lower-income apartment complexes where she spent time volunteering as an Energy Master. Energy Masters is a program focused on providing information and services for under-invested communities in Arlington and Alexandria. The objective is to help residents decrease their energy and water usage and utility bills, while, ideally, increasing comfort levels in units.
MITRE brings knowledge advantage to the corporation and to our sponsors and partners. We collaborate and learn, using practices that take people, process, data, content, tools, and culture into account.
We use a wide range of processes and platforms to help stakeholders solve problems, enhance networking for distributed teams, and establish external partnerships.
We design and deliver modern knowledge-sharing capabilities that help stakeholders work safely, efficiently, and accurately. Our efforts improve the signal-to-noise ratio and focus attention on the right things at the right times.
We enable business processes and internal knowledge operations. Our search capabilities, for example, connect staff to project, staff, and career management tools as well as technical content, libraries, news, and business-related services. Technical stature pages, another capability, display degrees, coursework, technical activities, publications, conference participation, patents, and additional information of interest to project leaders looking for staff with particular skills; and other business process and operations functionality.
We use wikis, SharePoint, persistent chat, and business social media capabilities to engage staff with one another and with stakeholders securely. MITRE is a trusted broker, gathering the right teams and capabilities to solve challenging problems.
We assess quality by capturing lessons learned, re-purposing solutions, gathering team input on project assessments, and sustaining project workbooks to provision new project teams with the knowledge they need. Our products and recommendations reflect our philosophy of bringing the whole company to bear.