Knowledge Management / Information Sharing
involves the effective collection, analysis and sharing of
data and information to support informed decision making. It includes areas ranging from data mining,
expert systems, information clustering, and social networking, to record management activities such as
document digitization and access-controlled on-line data record access systems.
- Key Staff Members:
Thomas McGibbon, who is the Director of the Cyber Security & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC), David Nicholls, who is the Operations Manager for the DoD Reliability Information
Analysis Center (RIAC), and Aaron Riesbeck, who is the developer of the Army’s Product Reliability
On-line Tools Collection (PROTOCOL) knowledgebase and the leader of the company’s document
- Example Projects:
DoD Technical Centers of Excellence:
Quanterion currently operates two important DoD
Information Analysis Centers (IACs) for the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). The
charters for these two centers include the collection, analysis and dissemination of scientific and
technical information (STI) in subjects important to military systems:
- Cyber Security & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC): Quanterion is the prime contractor for the CSIAC, a DOD “center of excellence” in the software engineering, information assurance, modeling & simulation and knowledge management technical disciplines. Among the IACs, the CSIAC is the leader in evolving its operations to a “community of practice (CoP)” model. The CoP technical community, as a whole, is a resource for CSIAC customers and users to share and gain knowledge through various discussion and learning activities. Among its CoP successes is the development of a “Software Development Tools and Technology Information Clearinghouse (SDTATIC)” repository, where the “community” can identify and comment on tools available for developing high quality software.
Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC): Under subcontract, Quanterion performs
the day-to-day RIAC operations, resulting in the most effective information and data
dissemination (sharing) program among the IACs. Knowledge is effectively analyzed
and “packaged” in formats most effective for customer use, such as the recently
released “Web Accessible Repository of Physics-Based Models (WARP)”, providing more
than one hundred models that can be used to improve inherent design robustness.
Product Reliability On-Line Tools Collection (PROTOCOL): is an on-line reliability knowledge
base developed for the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center
(AMRDEC) that includes expert system features for decision-making, automated analysis tools,
interactive tutorials and traditional knowledge content in the form of definitions, rules-of-thumb
MINE: was a research initiative under the RIAC contract to develop tools to harvest reliability
failure data from the Internet. Under this initiative, we developed Atlatl, a tool using intelligent,
rule-based approaches to identify clusters of reliability data. The reliability data was harvested
using advanced data recognition techniques from public manufacturer websites. Atlatl
identifies web page structure; identifies differences in font sizes, colors, background colors; and
tags the position, using this information to determine and rank the relevance of the data.