- Milcord has developed knowledge management solutions relating to civil information management in complex operations, decision models for course of action forecasting, data marts for integrating strategic and tactical human terrain data, mobile decision aid apps for use in planning operations, cyber threat intelligence applications, and insider threat detection.
While conventional warfare is about destroying the enemy’s military capabilities, complex operations require a focus on the human dimensions of conflict. Understanding the complexities of the local environment and adopting a geospatial analytical reasoning approach to monitor and analyze these population dynamics aids in the development and management of a campaign focusing on both kinetic and non-kinetic activities. In multiple social science research projects, we have developed human, social, culture, and behavior models and applications from reference, historical, current, and doctrine knowledge for use in decision aids, forecasting, risk assessment, and training.
Knowledge management is a set of practices employed by organizations to generate value from what employees, partners, and customers know, and sharing that information within the organization and its partners in an effort to develop best practices, generate new knowledge, and increase productivity. Knowledge management processes facilitate a collaborative partnership to capture, develop, organize and disseminate knowledge. Ontologies serve as the explicit specification of shared domain objects and their relationships that are essential in interpreting the accumulated content. Our solutions enable the collection, organization, tagging, searching, browsing, visualization, sharing, and analysis of knowledge. We are pioneering the use of semantic knowledge representation and reasoning, and machine learning technologies to solve knowledge management challenges.
Cyber security is the protection of digital information by preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks. We operate at the cutting edge of research to develop solutions for emerging cyber threats. Specifically, we have focused on adversarial use of fast-flux botnets and dynamic DNS which has given attackers an asymmetric advantage complicating trace-back and attribution. We have also built a semantic knowledge base for monitoring infrastructure to detect and classify advanced persistent threats exploiting the relationships among the DNS and IP namespace entities shared by the adversary. Additionally, we have developed solutions that address the insider threat challenge by monitoring data exfiltration across covert channels.
Geospatial Intelligence is at the core of our work at Milcord. Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities. The GEOINT discipline encompasses all activities involved in the planning, collection, processing, analysis, exploitation, and dissemination of spatial information to gain intelligence about the national security or operational environment, visually depict this knowledge, and fuse the acquired knowledge with other information through analysis and visualization processes.