ISR announces "The Charter 10" associate partners

The Institute for Systems Research is announcing its first 10 industry and government members in the Associate Partners Program (APP). The APP grants members a level of preferred access to ISR faculty and students and priority for research and recruiting opportunities. ISR seeks out and guides its associate partners toward mutually beneficial opportunities for research collaborations, provides them with up-to-date information on the institute’s activities, and actively facilitates direct relationships among associate partners, faculty and students.

Partners receive priority access to the services of the institute’s external relations director, who provides one-stop access to ISR’s research community, helps ISR researchers understand the partner’s organization and research interests, identifies collaboration opportunities, facilitates connections with best-match faculty, arranges and catalyzes opportunity assessment discussions and development meetings, and guides the partner through the university’s processes and procedures.

Partners also receive faculty’s priority consideration for teaming research opportunities; have the opportunity to participate in short-term, bi-directional researcher exchanges; get priority and timely access to students for internships and permanent hiring; participate in networking opportunities with other associate partners; and have their organization’s name included in the Associate Partners’ list in ISR’s print and electronic literature.

While valuable in themselves, Associate Partner benefits also provide a natural path to specific collaborations in ISR. These are made possible through additional partnership opportunities.

ISR’s “Charter 10” Associate Partners

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
A diverse R&D think tank whose interests span range from distributed intelligent systems, sensors, signal processing, robotics, manufacturing, forensics, and transportation to education, training and information technologies. IAI’s work focuses on developing and applying artificial intelligence-based techniques.

TASC provides enterprise systems engineering, integration and analytical decision-support services to the intelligence community, Department of Defense and federal government civilian agencies. Expertise includes: aviation, CBRNE, cloud architecture and engineering, geospatial intelligence, mobile apps solutions, modeling and simulation, signals intelligence, and space.

ManTech International Corporation
A leader in C4ISR, cyber security, systems engineering, and global logistics. ManTech provides advanced technological services to the federal government in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, science and administration.

No Magic, Inc.
No Magic provides quality modeling solutions for model driven enterprises and offers the most standards-compliant integrated business modeling, architecture and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tool chain in the industry. The company is a standards-driven software provider of model-driven enterprise solutions based on Object Management Group (OMG) standards such as Unified Modeling Language (UML), Systems Modeling Language (SysML), Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM), Service-Oriented Architecture Modeling Language (SoaML) and Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN).

A global world-leading provider of innovative wireless technology and services. Its research interests are broad and cover topics from indoor positioning, mobile web applications, parallel systems, and user centric designs.

Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aeronautics company organized around aeronautics, information systems and global solutions, missiles and fire control, mission systems and training and space systems.

Hughes Network Systems
Hughes is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally.

HomeTown Sports, LLC
This technology startup company holds patents that incorporate modern technological advances into athletic training devices.

ST Microelectronics
Among the world’s largest semiconductor companies, a leading integrated device manufacturer serving all electronics segments, and a technology innovator. Key strengths are in sense and power, automotive, and embedded processing solutions.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (federal government liaison partner)
NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve the quality of life.

For more information on the Associate Partners Program, contact Jeff Coriale, 301-405-6604.

Published June 13, 2013