Anyone with experience facing an important challenge or project understands that the job is easier when you have the right tools. The Innovation Toolkit (ITK) is a collection of methods and techniques curated by MITRE experts to help teams be more innovative.read more
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Tammy Freeman is a Business Process Innovation consultant at MITRE. Her work focuses on bringing novel solutions to MITRE sponsors by helping them redefine how they understand Innovation.
A few days ago, I was taking an exercise class at the gym. The highly motivational instructor often tells the class, “Your goal tonight is to fail! If you get to the point that you can’t do the exercise or lift your weight, then you have achieved your goal of muscle failure!” It got me thinking…
Jesse Buonanno, a Cyber Security Engineer at MITRE, focuses on cyber operations. Jesse spends his spare time learning about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
What child can resist the challenge of building a tiny robot (or “bot”) using the head of a toothbrush, a button battery, and a pager motor?
Have you experienced a slow sinking sensation when it comes to keeping your IT systems current, operational, and relevant? Do you feel that you are being asked to do more and more with less and less?
Congratulations! You’ve built your self-driving car! Now what? Take it out for a spin on that cross-country trip, watching movies and the landscape as you go from sea to shining sea?
So you’ve heard about Symphony™ – MITRE’s automated provisioning framework that rapidly builds secure analytic cells for geospatial, AI, and machine learning applications. Have you tried explaining it to a college student?
Welcome to the second installment of the Knowledge-Driven Podcast. In this series, Software Systems Engineer Cameron Boozarjomehri interviews technical leaders at MITRE who have made knowledge sharing and collaboration an integral part of their practice.
Clinical diagnostic support. Loan approval. Predictive policing and parole. These are all examples of consequential systems, meaning that they are systems with immediate, long-term, impactful consequences on people within them.
Welcome to the first installment of the Knowledge-Driven Podcast. In this new series, Software Systems Engineer Cameron Boozarjomehri interviews technical leaders at MITRE who have made knowledge sharing and collaboration an integral part of their practice.
Science is “the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experimentation.” Since its emergence during the late renaissance, scientific progress has been made primarily through the aptly named scientific method.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting better all the time. You can see it all around you, from Alexa and Siri keeping your appointments and shopping lists, to news articles about self-driving cars, to a program called AlphaZero (Silver et al., 2018) that will probably never lose to any human in chess or GO.
How do we prepare for the inevitable change in the world today? How do we take into account not just the way the world is now – but the way it looks in the future?
For the past 25 years, writers and scholars have consistently asserted that 70% of organizational change efforts fail (e.g., Ashkenas, 2013). For those of us who have devoted much of our energy to helping organizations adopt innovation and improve performance, it is discouraging to see the same failure rates quoted year after year.
Somewhere on a whiteboard in a classroom at the Universities of Shady Grove, swims a fish. Drawn in black marker, complete with a fedora, sunglasses, and a goatee, the sketchy-looking ichthyoid intones into a word bubble…
Is artificial intelligence (AI) the way of the future… or already the way of the present?
Applications of AI surround us in our daily lives – ever use an app to get around traffic? How about checking your social media feeds? As our society integrates AI into our daily lives, it’s important to note that the upcoming generation has always lived with AI.
The process of neural interactions and visual interpretation happens every time your brain wants to identify literally anything you look at.
Guidance developed with FDA outlines preparedness and response recommendations for healthcare delivery organizations and others.
The Emerging Technologies program is now a major undertaking for MITRE. It draws upon contributions from staff at all levels of the company, including many who were not mentors or student investigators.
Starbucks and Google are just two of the many organizations that have pursued active inclusion and diversity practices with expected business benefits. Evidence that fostering an inclusive workplace has value for an organization and its employees comes from research that highlights the positive and negative consequences of inclusion and diversity.
Imagine waiting 30 minutes or longer to get through to a customer service center and when your call is finally answered, you can’t understand what the service representative is saying because you have a hearing impairment. Or you place a call to your doctor but aren’t able to communicate your needs to the medical staff because your speech is impaired. Or you are a child with autism and being in a classroom and interacting with your teacher and classmates overwhelms you with anxiety.
Once every few months, I find myself in a meeting where a problem has just been solved and now some sort of action is needed to put a solution in place. My initial excitement about making real progress is often dampened when a meeting participant offers the suggestion…
You are part of the design team tasked with implementing a modern chip-and-PIN ATM system for your newest customer: a large banking chain. The bank has contracted an outside firm to design the user interface of the ATM and wants to maintain the existing bank administration software they currently use…
You may remember the childhood party game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey (or Bunny or Pig—depending on the party theme), where dizzy, blindfolded partygoers are challenged to position a paper tail closest to the correct location…
MITRE loves data. MITRE practitioners are passionate about solving problems using scientific evidence, and this is just as true for social scientists at MITRE as it is for engineers. Here is how MITRE practitioners use data to ensure that our recommendations on strategic communication have the greatest possible impact.
Chances are, you’ve interacted with an embedded system today. Did you use a thermostat? How about a car? Or maybe a mobile phone? Or a television, a game console, an elevator, a train, a pacemaker?…
Blockchain has essentially created a new type of internet in which information can be widely distributed without relying on traditional centralized architectures…
Our world and workplace are increasingly being aided by artificial intelligence, from personal assistants like Alexa to robots working on assembly lines. But, in most cases, people’s needs must remain front and center if…
Federal acquisition is easy and straightforward, said no one ever. Rules, regulations, policies, procedures, definitions, requirements, contracts, forms—constantly updated …
What Does It Mean for Artificial Intelligence to Achieve Parity with a Human? A Case Study of Neural Machine Translation
On March 12, 2018, Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Research group announced: “We find that our latest neural machine translation system has reached a new state-of-the-art, and that the translation quality…