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The 2017 Aviation Forum: Sharing and Advancing Research

MITRE has supported the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mission for more than 50 years and has operated its federally funded research and development center—the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD)—since 1990. CAASD provides the FAA with...

Air Traffic Control Association Technical Symposium Looks to the Future

Elly Smith shared the MITRE perspective on time-based management in air traffic control at the 2017 ATCA Technical Symposium. Smith is the Trajectory Based Operations Portfolio Manager in MITRE’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD, our Federally...

MITRE Shares Remote Tower Work at CANSO Asia Pacific Conference

At the 2017 Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation Conference this past spring, MITRE’s Mimi Dobbs and Juliana Goh participated in a panel discussion on the remote tower concept and its impact on air traffic management. Dobbs and Goh are staff in MITRE’s Center...

From Surface to Space in Just Two Conferences

MITRE works with the Federal Aviation Administration to enable the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world and to meet the evolving needs of the nation’s airspace.  We have supported the FAA’s mission for more than 50 years and have operated...

Playing Games Can Solve Real-World Problems

As the author of this post observes, there’s an emotional component to the exchange of knowledge via games that goes beyond just having fun. Serious games may increase loyalty, engagement, and participation in tasks.—Editor Author: Michael Pack Playing games is one of...

MITRE Hackathon Examines the Impact of Emerging Mobile Technologies

The 42 staffers and interns who participated in MITRE’s 2017 Hackathon aimed to connect around problems not projects. and connect they did, using Discuss@MITRE, Github, Hackathon.io, Slack, our internal wiki (MITREpedia)–and these are just the tools. The...

MITRE Sponsors Women’s Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

So many of us take Wikipedia for granted, It’s just, well, there, right? Ever focused on service, MITRE staff set out to do more than consume its bounty. We became volunteer editors, focusing on the contributions of women in STEM. Learning, doing, contributing—good...

Casting a Shadow to Shine a Light

 The MITRE Job Shadowing Program allowed Software Systems Engineer Dan Mauer to shadow Chief Engineer Richard Games to better understand how the MITRE Innovation Program addresses the needs of our sponsors.  (Photo by Michael Baker) There are many ways to network and...

Getting the Word Out and Bringing Back the News

MITRE staff are lifelong learners—it’s not hard to engage us in conversation online or in person or both at the same time. Somewhere in the swirl of activity, however, someone needs to capture the connections and outcomes, of course. For MITRE’s Center for Advanced...

The New ABCs of Research: Part 1

The old computing was just about what computers could do; the new computing is also about what users and organizations can do. Successful technologies are those that are close to being in harmony with the needs of users and organizations. These technologies must...

Mapping World-Class Capabilities to the Healthcare Domain

Linda Fischetti, John Shottes, Lisa Tutterow, Cynthia Taylor Small, Steve Scott, Marianne Smith, Phil Trudeau, Lara Van Nostrand, and Stacey Zlotnick—who together bring expertise in learning, technology, and healthcare to the endeavor—created an interactive learning...

Intranet Organization Pages Make Data Easy to Find and Hard to Miss

MITRE’s intranet team stays on top of trends like responsive design. They also keep us responsive to one another so that we can engage in the reachback that helps us answer our customers’ questions. In this post, the authors describe how MITRE’s Organization Pages...

Pearls of Wisdom: Part 2

This second post on the challenges of retaining corporate know-how in the face of changing work-force demographics reviews an extended conversation among interested MITRE staff. Because it’s always easier to come up with ideas than to implement them, this group...

Pearls of Wisdom: Part 1

This first of two posts covers some of the challenges of retaining the know-how of experienced staff in the face of changing work-force demographics. The authors compare tacit and explicit knowledge, and consider how companies might capture and retain this rich...

Ending Isolation and Building a Unified Team Across Distributed Sites

As a workforce becomes increasingly distributed, it is more important than ever to facilitate, ensure, and capture collaboration in order to share knowledge effectively and efficiently; effective communication is essential to achieving business goals. As mobile...

Avoiding Single Points of Failure Through Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge management is all about making sure that all components of an organization, project, or task can work together regardless of staff rotation. We capture, store, share, analyze, and share some more precisely because who’s coming or going will change. Sadia...

From Telewho to Teleyou: Engaging as a Teleworker at MITRE

Brett Profitt’s observation that “MITRE sets teleworkers up for success, but teleworkers must endeavor to be successful” resonated. No matter how many business process tools an organization makes available, staff have to use them to good end. And he does, mentioning...

Do you MOOC? Could you? Would you gMOOC?

The phrase corporate training may sound like, well, school, but in the hands of Lara Van Nostrand, it is anything but. Her team sets up collaborative learning experiences that take advantage of online classes held elsewhere (e.g., Coursera), interactive survey...

The Balancing Act of Usability and Security

Collaboration systems are traditionally all about enabling users to share information. Usability is paramount: the easier it is for users to share within a tool, the more powerful and successful the tool is considered to be. Somewhat the opposite applies to security systems, as they are often considered most successful when parties are prevented from sharing something. Yet these two considerations, seemingly at odds with each other, are both essential to functioning systems in the real world.
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