Utility of the "Ilities": Flexible Planning for an Uncertain Future
MITRE's sponsors strive to develop systems that meet the needs of
today while maintaining the adaptability to meet changing mission
challenges over the course of their life cycle. But without knowing
exactly what the future will bring, how can our sponsors determine
which features to build into a system?
for UAVs Provides Precision Control
If you have unmanned aerial vehicles on duty, you want to deploy
them where they have the greatest effect. MITRE's START—which
stands for Spatio-Temporal Analysis for Rapid Tasking—aims to
help Air Force analysts make quick decisions about the best targets
to pursue when mission needs change suddenly.
the Spread of Infectious Disease in Tight Spaces
Military personnel, especially those aboard sea vessels, live in
close quarters, making them especially vulnerable to the spread of
illness. A team of MITRE researchers are devising a "playbook" for
the U.S. Navy that provides techniques for limiting the potentially
devastating effects of pandemic diseases amid the challenging environment
of confined space.
Sensors May Help Secure Our Ports and Borders
The steady stream of containers arriving at U.S. ports and borders
each day presents a significant challenge to the authorities who are
tasked with screening this cargo. A pioneering MITRE technology initiative
using special sensors is developing ways to detect illicit materials
poised for entry into the country.
Intuition: Bridging the Cultural Gap Through Technology
It's well-known that pointing is rude in some cultures. While it's
important for U.S. forces to avoid communication gaffes in foreign
countries, it's also critical for security personnel at home and abroad
to develop intuition that recognizes threatening behavior. A MITRE
research team is helping to close these cultural divides by creating
a standard database to share and analyze nonverbal behavior.
Chemical Weapons with Nano-Scale Sensors
Researchers and technicians in MITRE's Emerging Technologies Office
have opened a new front in the effort to protect civilian populations.
The project involves the new discipline of "synthetic biology" and
aims to create sensors able to detect odorless, tasteless, colorless,
but deadly, poisons in the water or air—from thousands of miles
Root Out Attackers' Domains
Keeping a step ahead of hacker attacks is getting easier, thanks
to forward-looking MITRE research into Internet security tools called
Dynamic Web-Based Tools for Tomorrow's Battlefield
MITRE research into Semantic Web technologies is helping to bring
"thinking machines" to the battlefield, providing warfighters with
more targeted real-time data than ever before.
Grab More Intel with Web Media Technology
MITRE evaluated Phase I of ASSIST, which allows every soldier to
become a sensor by gathering intelligence data with a helmet-mounted
video camera, a still camera, and a digital pen and then use Web technology
to share the data.
Spurs Rapid Diagnosis of Biological Threats
MITRE is working with DNA microarrays to develop a rapid diagnosis
system to help the military find a signature for the body's response
to biological warfare agents, which in turn, will help the military
determine when soldiers have been exposed to an agent and for how
Different Robots Combines Best Features of Each
Teaming up a big, fast transport robot with a small, slow, precision
robot can give the military better control of bomb disposal over long
Application Reports Local Criminal Activities, Aids Disaster Response
One of the problems in catching terrorists is that they blend into
the local populations so well that it's hard to identify them. That
could soon change with LocalEyes, a concept that enlists the eyes
of local citizens as sensors and their cell phones as data capture
Says: Let's Make Air Force Networks More Secure
The days of physical constraints on the IT enterprise are long since
past. MITRE is helping the Air Force shatter the boundaries of its
traditional computer networks by developing innovative new solutions
to the problem of ensuring data security on airborne, "forward-deployed"
the World to Fly More Efficiently and Safely
When aviation authorities from around the globe need to learn the
latest about air traffic management, airport safety and security,
spectrum management, and a host of other aviation topics, where do
they turn? To the MITRE Aviation Institute, where hundreds of students
from across the U.S. and as far away as China get instruction on improving
the world's airports and airspace.
Get the Data Despite Disruptions
The Marines have an unusual problem—sometimes their operations
outrun their communications. But thanks to a MITRE-developed solution
called "disruption-tolerant networking," the Marines can maintain
continuous communications even under the worst of conditions.
for Prime Time: Putting the Byte on Crime and Terrorism
You may be familiar with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service
from the popular TV show "NCIS." But in real life, an NCIS
service known as LInX is equally impressive in how it uses information
sharing to help catch the bad guys. And MITRE is "on set"
to keep the project on track.
Lab Serves as a Growing Resource for Tough Challenges
From modest beginnings, MITRE's Enterprise Technology Lab (ETLab)
has expanded dramatically, enabling it to play a key and growing role
in advancing a wide range of work programs addressing the federal
government's top priorities.
the Rx Meets the Bottom Line
A team from MITRE's Center for Enterprise Modernization is looking
into ways to collect realistic data gauging how public health initiatives
and emerging technology might affect your pocketbook and your quality