Become a Member
KML offers commercial, government, and academic IT organizations the opportunity to collaborate with the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), as well as fellow members, on the design, development, and implementation of advanced information-management technologies. Such collaboration presents industry, the government, and academia with unique opportunities—opportunities that benefit each group, as well as the consortium of members as a whole.
Membership Value: Industry
As a member of KML, commercial organizations have the opportunity to not only refine their understanding of USTRANSCOM needs but also to familiarize USTRANSCOM with cutting-edge concepts and technologies. Such familiarization—occurring over the course of the research process rather than the end of it—has the potential to substantially improve USTRANSCOM's adoption of, and satisfaction with, members' prototype technologies.
Membership Value: Government
For government organizations, membership at KML is an opportunity to work closely with a number of commercial and academic organizations on the design, development, and implementation of cutting-edge technologies and, in the process, to ensure that these technologies effectively support current government needs and long-term government goals. Through KML, government groups can articulate multi-faceted needs to industry and academic partners; gain insight into the concepts, principles, and strategies governing cutting-edge technologies; and guide the technological solutions that partners devise on their behalf.
Membership Value: Academia
By joining the KML consortium, academic organizations have the opportunity to bridge the theoretic premises of advanced research to issues and conditions of a real-world domain. This bridging, far from constraining advanced research, grants academic groups the opportunity to augment and refine their frameworks of technological analysis and experimentation, to develop methods for transforming sophisticated ideas into useful technologies, and to improve lines of communication with non-academic organizations.
To learn how your organization can join KML, contact the KML Director, Dr. Jens Pohl at email@example.com.