Securboration has been selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to explore, systematically study and develop technology that enables computers to proactively support analyst activity. The goal is to provide a bidirectional human and information technology partnership where the computer learns, adapts and informs analysts based on their typical practices, situational context, and available data content. The system under development, referred to as the Adaptive Data Immersion Environment or ADIEN, combines machine learning, text analytics, and semantic search to learn and evolve user preferences based on individual usage patterns. Additionally, as new data products become available they will be automatically identified and seamlessly added into analyst’s workspace. These capabilities in ADIEN will enable it to act as personalized, proactive assistant that can automatically tailor the workspace to the analyst’s needs while also automatically identifying and processing information potentially relevant to their missions.
Securboration has been awarded a contract by the United States Army to develop analytical tools that improve the theoretical relevance, meaning, reliability and validity of data extracted from social media sources. The social ties between users can have varying strengths and this effort seeks to identify more meaningful ties that create a strong online community from the noise surrounding them. Securboration intends to create a Social media Understanding and Reasoning Framework (SURF) that will use structured and unstructured social media information to identify significant social topologies, motifs, embedded online communities and individual characteristics. This effort will seek to combine well-grounded social theory with mathematical theory, graph theory and computational theory to create analytical tools for mining of social media.
Mr. Stirtzinger was a speaker at the 2012 National SBIR Beyond Phase II Conference. As a panel member for the Small Business Case Studies session, Mr. Stirtzinger presented his experience with successfully transitioning three SBIR technologies into operational capabilities at USTRANSCOM over the last two years. Each of these SBIR efforts achieved TRL 9. The presentation focused on Securboration’s company-wide directive on executing SBIR efforts with a high priority on transition opportunities. Integral to this company-wide approach is the early introduction of research to operational Commands and commercial companies. Early exposure to the DoD warfighter community and continued involvement throughout the research helps insure that real needs are addressed and functional support can be directly delivered to end users.
Securboration has been awarded a contract by the United States Navy to dynamically summarize unstructured streaming data, and characterize its relevance to Critical Information Requirements (CIR). Mining of streaming data sources such as new feeds and social media involves sifting through large amounts of information, much of which is irrelevant to any particular information requirement. Securboration will provide the ability to extract relevant information from the data using semantic algorithms that map information and metadata to CIRs; as well as dynamically identifying new topics based on postings as they are received in real time. Securboration will process the streaming unstructured data using its proven semantic reasoning capabilities with the goal of providing dynamic, robust summarizations of events whose meaning becomes more richly developed as new postings regarding the events occur.
Securboration has been awarded a contract by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for researching and defining operating system mechanisms to efficiently partition, communicate, and execute programs on many-core systems. Thermal constraints have led manufacturers to increase the number of computing cores instead of increasing clock speed. This contract aims to focus on allowing efficient operation of many programs which can be easily maintainable, adapatable, and usable by administrators with minimal training as number of processors, memory, and available communications bandwidth change.
Securboration has been awarded an Air Force contract to research providing link analysis of knowledge extracted from social media communications. The social media involved will include blogs, Twitter-like messages, social networking posts, and bulletin board threads. Securboration’s experience with semantic technologies will be leveraged to assist the military need to visualize knowledge extracted from social media communications with the same fidelity provided by using traditional sources.
Securboration has teamed with C5T at USTRANSCOM to develop an organizational enablement model to transition AT21 and semantic related technology into the Fusion Center. The Organizational Enablement task will include building organizational enablement process charters, models, and procedures including semantics. It will involve analyzing the current organization relative to its structure, roles and responsibilities, and skills of the organizations relative to the expected roles and responsibilities and skills in the developed tools. This effort will synchronize with the many moving parts of this USTRANSCOM enterprise so as to support the higher level vision, leverage on-going work / current capability, produce better capability for the enterprise, transition technology to the operational environment, and to enhance the Fusion Center knowledge model.
Securboration, Inc. delivered and deployed a production version of their Cyber Semantic Account Monitoring System (C-SAMS) to the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Global C4 Coordination Center (GCCC). C-SAMS supports an organization’s need to proactively monitor how their information technology resources are being used. C-SAMS uses a combination of statistical and semantic modeling and analysis techniques to develop models of expected and/or allowable user behavior and then proactively monitors the system, detecting deviations from those behaviors. C-SAMS continues to be enhanced as a Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP) Project formalized with a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technology Transition Plan (STTP) agreement between Securboration, Inc., Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and USTRANSCOM.
Securboration has teamed with Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) on an Air Force Phase II contract for a Survivable and Secure Content Distribution System for Military Operations. The constantly growing size of the data demanded for military operations has created stress on providing that data through military content distribution systems. Securboration brings their experience with semantic technologies to reduce that stress by modeling security and priority of data with supporting network infrastructure to provide automated decisions for data delivery.
Securboration President, Bruce McQueary, will be presenting at the 2012 Semantic Tech & Business Conference in San Francisco, California. The conference is June 3-7, 2012 and will include topics such as Big Data, Context/Sentiment Analysis, Semantic Information Architecture and more. Mr. McQueary will be discussing applying semantics-based content analysis to understanding the effects of weak signals in diverse environments including understanding weak signals indicators in social media.