The Knowledge Management Laboratory (KML) was established by the Collaborative Agent Design Research Center (CADRC) to facilitate research collaborations between IT organizations (commercial, government, and academic) and the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)—the Distribution Process Owner of the U.S. Department of Defense—on distributed and intelligent information-management technologies.
Because this technology encompasses a broad range of technical and business concepts, KML focuses its research efforts on the following areas:
|Autonomic Computing||Information-Centric Representation||Natural Language Processing|
|Business Process Management||Intelligent and Adaptive Tools||Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)|
|Data Cleansing and Mapping||Knowledge Management||Data Deluge (PDF)|
Together, these topics form the technical basis of collaborations between member organizations and USTRANSCOM.
KML brings government, commercial, and academic organizations together to collectively explore, develop, and evaluate cutting-edge, information-management technologies.
To orient the research activities of its various members toward a common, real-world goal, KML has adopted the following mission:
The KML Center will assist the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to accelerate its transition from a disparate data-processing systems infrastructure to a seamless, information-centric knowledge management environment.
Rendering this mission feasible, KML has chosen to focus its initial activities on the technological needs of the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), as USTRANSCOM transitions from its Joint Deployment and Distribution Architecture (JDDA) to a net-centric Corporate Services Vision (CSV).