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MITRE in the News - 2007
Article Title: "Go Faster, More, Cheaper on GPS III"
Two leading GPS experts recommended key and fundamental changes in the GPS III program to the National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board. Brad Parkinson of Stanford University and Martin Faga, former CEO, The MITRE Corporation, made several key recommendations, and urged the Department of Defense and the Air Force to make a commitment to early delivery of the modernized GPS system—a constellation of 30+ satellites—and to cut modules not necessary to the primary mission.
Cape Cod Times
Article Title: "Review: Turbines 'No Impact on PAVE
The Air Force contracted The MITRE Corporation to study possible effects of the proposed 130 wind turbines Cape Wind Associates wants to build in Nantucket Sound. The review did not indicate any problems on the PAVE PAWS radar operations.
Aviation Week & Space Technology
Article Title: "Like It or Not, U.S. Aviation Needs
The MITRE Corporation data shows that the average number of scheduled operations per hour at Kennedy between 3-5 p.m. exceeded actual operations there by nearly 20 percent during January 2004 through May 2006, both increasing slowly throughout the period. The gap has widened as growth increased since then. In August 2007, 41.3 percent of arrivals at Kennedy were late, the worst performance among the 32 largest U.S. airports except for LaGuardia.
The New York Times
Article Title: "Software That Fills a Cellphone Gap"
You may not think of it this way, but your cellphone is actually a small radio. Researchers have been investigating how upgrading a phone's software could make it more versatile and useful. Such "software-defined" radios would also be able to handle more applications and work within a broader range of radio spectrum. The MITRE Corporation's Joe Mitola is credited with being the first to discuss an effective software radio architecture.
Article Title: "Webinar Explores How to Achieve Actionable
Intelligence with Data Fusion in C4ISTAR"
Objectivity, Inc. has partnered with The MITRE Corporation to produce a complimentary webinar exploring how emerging data management technology can help the C4ISTAR community manage the ever-increasing volume, velocity, and variety of data it receives. The webinar will feature Terry Rorabaugh and Larry Grimaldi, MITRE systems engineers, who will discuss how their team is using Objectivity/DB to develop a prototype for a highly-scalable cluster application on behalf of the Air Force Space Command.
US Fed News
Article Title: "New York Inventor Develops Target Position
Probal K. Sanyal, MITRE lead engineer, has developed a system for measuring the position of a target. According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the invention relates to a "system and method for determining a position of a target within an acceptable tolerance using an iterative approach. An airborne or space-based measuring device is used to measure an estimated position of the target." The patent has been assigned to The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Va.
Article Title: "MITRE Celebrating 25 Years in Huntsville"
The MITRE Corporation's Huntsville operation is celebrating its 25th anniversary. MITRE has 57 Huntsville employees, including 54 engineers, and 6,500 employees worldwide. Al Grasso, MITRE's president and CEO, said the successes in Huntsville have been made possible by the company's employees, and called the anniversary a "testament to their achievements and dedication to MITRE, its sponsors and the Huntsville community."
The Dayton Daily News
Article Title: "Local Company Helps Air Force Organize
The MITRE Corporation is using Data Discovery to help the Air Force build better information systems. Data Discovery is the new Qbase software application that parses and arranges data in ways that gives clients, particularly within government and the military, a new understanding of their mounds of information.
Federal Computer Week
Article Title: "Census Says Internet Option is Too
The Census Bureau hired The MITRE Corporation to determine whether the agency should use the Internet to gather data for the 2010 census. MITRE analyzed the results of three tests and concluded that the agency has no sound financial basis for offering people the option of filling out the census survey on the Internet because it would cost the government $22 million to do so and the potential savings would be less than $5 million.
Article Title: "Doyle Bill Would Encourage New Low-Power
In 2000, the Federal Communications Commission created the low-power radio service, making more licenses available to "non-commercial entities." The same year, Congress passed a law that prevented low-power stations from occupying a spot on the radio dial within three intervals of major commercial stations. The FCC commissioned an independent study of the restriction from The MITRE Corporation, which found that a three-interval limitation is sufficient to avoid signal interference.
Article Title: "India Enlists MITRE for Help with Mumbai,
Delhi RNAV Design"
India signed an agreement with The MITRE Corporation for consultancy on the design of area navigation routes over Mumbai and Delhi. MITRE is offering its design tool TARGETS (Terminal Area Route Generation, Evaluation, and Traffic Simulation), which is used across the U.S. to design new arrival and departure routes and procedures. It offers a unique combination of capabilities for RNAV procedure design, flyability assessment and ATC service provision, and operator evaluation and familiarization of these procedures through simulation.
Government Computer News
Article Title: "Internet Body Vets Space Data Comm
The MITRE Corporation, along with Google Inc. and Intel Corporation, are working on adapting NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) to provide end-to-end network connectivity on the battlefield for the Department of Defense. The DTN protocol for transmitting data across networks of intermittent connectivity was originally designed by JPL for interplanetary data communications.
Article Title: "Are Your Software Programmers Coding
The MITRE Corporation is working with test developers from a large group of organizations led by the SANS Institute on the National Secure Programming Skills Assessment certification program for software programmers. These examinations are designed to give companies with internal software development groups a way to assess their programmers' secure coding skills and to identify existing gaps.
Article Title: "Dictionary for Software Bugs"
Through its Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) dictionary, The MITRE Corporation hopes to provide a standard for identifying, mitigating, and preventing software bugs. CWE can also function as a security measuring stick for people buying software. "[CWE] gives buyers one more tool for communicating with vendors about what their expectations are. Also, CWE can help software developers better understand what to avoid when building applications," said Principal INFOSEC Engineer Steve Christey.
U.S. Black Engineer & IT Magazine
Article Title: "The War for Talent: How Smart Companies
Retain Their Best"
Bridget Blake, a lead information systems engineer at The MITRE Corporation, is listed among the 2007 Modern-Day Technology Leaders.
Article Title: "MITRE Licenses Glycomics Technology
to Quickpath Technologies"
The MITRE Corporation has licensed its platform of technologies in the field of glycomics to Quickpath Technologies, Inc. of Columbia, Md. The platform is derived from research conducted under the MITRE Technology Program. The technologies hold great promise in a broad range of bioscience and medical fields, with near-term applications in the area of pathogen capture. This license agreement is an example of how MITRE's Technology Transfer Program can put technologies into the hands of commercial companies that can make them available to MITRE's sponsors and the public as supported, affordable products.
Article Title: "MITRE a 'Best Company to Work For'"
The MITRE Corporation ranked 60th on Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, marking MITRE's sixth consecutive year on the list. "Perhaps the greatest benefit MITRE derives from participation in the Fortune competition is the feedback—both the kudos and concerns—that the employee survey yields," MITRE President and Chief Executive Officer Al Grasso said. "This information, combined with what we learn from other surveys and through more informal channels, contributes to our understanding of what we need to do to make the company even better."
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