C4I and Cyber Ctr Seminar Series: Using Analytics, Experimentation, & Technology Accelerators to Help First Responders

Presented by:
Dr. Daniel Maxwell,
C4I & Cyber Center and KaDSci LLC
Executive Advisor

Discription of an innovative DHS project called Smart City IoT Innovation (or Sciti). The project focuses on C4I related technologies, combining operational practicality with scientific rigor. It leverages the success technology accelerators are having in bringing good ideas to market, especially when decisions are informed by systematic analytics and focused on market success. Once selected the companies participate in recurring performance and interoperability experimentation that is directed by first responders, measuring their effectiveness and providing entrepreneurs design feedback. This unique approach increases the likelihood that the technology succeeds in the market and eventually improves first responder safety and effectiveness.

DR. DANIEL MAXWELL is the president of KaDSci, LLC, a veteran owned decision sciences research and analysis boutique. Over a twenty-five-year research career, Dan has completed a significant body of work and published in the areas of military operations research, simulation, military transformation, C4ISR analyses, command and control, and decision-making. Dr. Maxwell has served on the US Defense Science Board Task Force on Intelligence, the Board of Directors of the Military Operations Research Society, and multiple research companies. He maintains affiliate faculty status at George Mason University, collaborating on research with the C4I Center, and occasionally teaching graduate courses in Operations Research and Command and Control. Currently Dan chairs the Modeling and Simulation Working Group of the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and is a member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), actively supporting the advancement of integrative standards to improve interoperability between information systems. Over his career, Dan has conducted key analyses in support of two US DoD Quadrennial Defense Reviews, was the Technical Director of the JWARS simulation development effort, led transformational modeling and analysis efforts in support of the DoD, IRS, FBI Intelligence Directorate, and other Government and commercial organizations. Dan holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology (with emphasis in Operations Research) from George Mason University (1992), an MBA from Long Island University, and a BS in Criminal Justice from Rochester Institute of Technology. Prior to becoming research scientist and analyst Dan served the first half of his Military career as a military police officer, completing Command and General Staff College, as well as Ranger & Airborne schools as part of his military training.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

C4I Center ENGR 4705