Dr. David Scott joined 35 other thought leaders in presenting original research results at the National Defense Industrial Association's 14th annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference; held for the first time in Washington DC at the National Harbor. The "Poster Paper", as NDIA terms it, had to be related to the conference theme "Evolving the Defense S&T Program to Support Sustaining US Global Leadership - Priorities for 21st Century Defense". Comm IT delivered their treatise on "A Knowledge-Dominance Strategy for Sustaining DoD Technological Advantage" to 350+ attendees. The paper advocated for policy framework changes emulating several case studies from the author's methodology/literature survey. The work can be accessed through the white paper link within this website.
"Outlook for China and the West in 2013," an opinion paper by Dr. David A. Scott, Vice President of Intelligence Systems Division for CommIT Enterprises, presents evidence that China's economic and military transformation under the current communist regime has the potential to seriously threaten the future security of the West. The paper discusses the strategic view and policies of the United States in light of economic and military reforms and recent incidents in China. It then presents vital potential problem areas and "watch points" along with "what-if" scenarios from which China could possibly threaten the West. It also explains startling corollaries relating developments in China to the year 2013, the year of the black water snake in Chinese astrology. Scott lays out the foundational evidence for his conclusion that the West not only should pay attention to the issues discussed in the paper but also that the West cannot afford not to pay attention.
On 27 April, 2011 at the National Academies in Washington DC, Dr. David Scott, along with his contributors, successfully outlined and defended the results of their White Paper study: The Application of Computational Geometry and Signals Indicative of Patent Examiner & Industry Investment Behavior for the Detection and Forecasting of Highly Novel and Potentially Disruptive Technologies to the Intelligence community sponsors and members of the standing committee on Technology Insight, Gauge, Evaluate and Review (TIGER).
Dr. Scott, in cooperation with Mr. Christopher A. Eusebi, Esq. (an intellectual property protection attorney & Partner with the law firm HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, LLC) and Mr. Jim Ramsbotham (Principal/CEO; Orion Engineering, Inc.) articulated the method and results of their recent investigations of interrogating global commercial information with taxonomies related to militarily critical technologies to isolate potentially disruptive technologies and determine technology maturity. The presentation was entitled: “a Pragmatic Approach to a Technology Monitoring Observatory System (PATMOS)”.
This study discovered that it is possible to measure maturity, detect and forecast disruptive technologies by finding outliers to the meta-data representation of patent classification data and the analysis of S-Curves. The convolution of analyst-mined ontologies expressing “criticality” and the concurrent taxonomies generated from the patent classifier’s and industrialist’s (foreign or domestic) points of view were found to be essential methodological foundations for technology horizon scanning. Several use-cases were presented which apply the study methods to foreign disclosure, export control, counter-intelligence, industrial security, and foreign S&T intelligence surveillance processes.”
Dr. David Scott, PhD of CommIT, co-authored a White Paper for OSD/DDRE (Research Directorate) entitled "The Benefits of Bilateral Open-Source Global Technology Assessments" which was presented in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 12 April 2010 at the Korea Institute of Defense Analysis (KIDA). The paper received recognition in the U.S. Army Center for Analysis Executive Summary Headquarters Department of the Army. Also the paper and briefing materials prompted spontaneous, impromptu personal meetings with Senior U.S. and coalition representatives. Subsequently, the Blue House Director for International Cooperation Policy for the S&T Secretary invited the authors to attend the 7th Korea-U.S. Joint Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation in mid-June.
SPAWAR-ATLANTIC sponsors Internship project with CommIT
There were a total of six, 20-minute briefings that will address the following topics:
The purpose of these briefings was to disseminate project findings the sponsors, and also provide presentation experience (including constructive criticism) to the interns themselves.
The project was coordinated by Mr. Cameron Hunt from CommIT who is Chief Architect, aXiom Project, SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic.
CommIT's Strategic Enterprise Solutions Division continues to initiate, execute, and manage programs outlined in a May 2008 Command initiative to facilitate the further impartment and expansion of the SSC-Lant worforce's knowledge base to seed sustainable success. The Education Program Office initiatives include:
These initiatives, which iteratively develop SSC-LANT centric internal carricula via repeatable and streamlined business processes, are being worked within partnerships via government (Defense Acquisition Unuiversity, Naval Post Graduate School), industry, (SOA Systems, Inc. , National Science Center, American Society for Engineering Education) and academia ( College of Charleston, Old Dominion University, University of New Orleans).
Recently the Edcuaction Program Office was recognized by the Department of Defense for continued SOA University efforts by being invited as both a presenter and stakeholder participant in the 2-3 April 2009 SOA Symposium: Governement and Industry Best Practices, to be held in Washingto DC. The Educatrion Program Office will also collaborate with other DoD and industry stakeholders to develop a "DoD SOA Specialist" certification.
The article is titled “Data as a Service” The new paradigm for decision making in the DoD acquisition community.
Note:This is a direct hyperlink to the article
"Industry Recomendations for DoD Acquisition of Information Services and SOA Systems"
Now Posted in Document/Publications
"Accurate, timely, coherent data use within the acquisition community is fundemental to better decsion making........SOA which is widley used in the commercial sector, separates data governance from the tools that use the data. It makes the data immediatley available to users - irrespective of instituional hierarchy - and facilitates efficient acquisition management decisions"
Honorable John J Young Under Secretary for Acquistion, Technology and Logistics, Office of Secretary of Defense.
CommIT works at senior levels with key individuals at the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L), Networks and Information Integration (NII), Program Acquisition and Execution (PA&E), and the Joint Staff (JS). The overarching topics include how best to impelement Enterprise Management and the interdependent value of Portfolio Management, Resource Management, Communities of Interest (COI), and Net-Centric Data Strategy has across the DOD Enterprise.
These topics are of high priority in many venues – especially the Department of Defense. During the past 8 years, great strides have been made to “unify” and promulgate the Joint vision and fundamentally change the way the Department operates for the betterment of the Warfighter and National Security. The traditional institutional thinking is to solve big problems by spending big dollars. The underlying solution sets can link disparate domains – with no “apparent” cultural change to the user (but will provide richer cross domain content viewpoints for the analyst and the Executive) and will enable those dollars to be expended more efficiently with the added assurance and fidelity of a superior decision making environment. CommIT’s approach is a Transformational enabler which at the end of the day helps ensure that the Warfighter has the needed capabilities to carry out the Mission.
CommIT has been maturing this advanced analytical capability supporting The Space and Naval Research Systems Center - Charleston (SSC-C) for several years, and is currently supporting two Pilot efforts within a SOA environment.
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