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Knowledge Base

Welcome to the A4SAFE Knowledge Base. This repository contains white papers, articles, and presentations written by a select group of A4SAFE architects and engineers. The goal is to facilitate information sharing with other IT professionals and to promote innovation. The topics cover a wide array of IT subject matter that include latest industry news and emerging technologies.

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White Paper – “Data Analytics Platform Development Considerations”

  • Author: A4SAFE
  • Date: December 2018
  • Description: Data is all around us and is mostly created at the transaction level. Data analytics (a component of Big Data concept) is the scientific method of examining transactional data both qualitative and quantitative with the purpose of helping decision makers transform raw data into information. Data Analytics involves applying already established methodologies that are always accompanied by structured processes to derive insights on the condition of the datasets. Data analytics techniques and processes are used to enhance productivity and business gains. In all cases, data is extracted and categorized to identify and analyze behavioral and or conditions of data and patterns, and techniques, which all vary according to each organizational requirement.
A4SAFE - White Paper - Data Analytics Considerations - 2018.pdf

White Paper

White Paper – “Organizational Readiness & Acceptance of Internet of Things (I0T)”

  • Author: A4SAFE
  • Date: November 2018
  • Description: The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay. IoT will expend the speed in which the organization’s data is going to movie across many systems and platforms and be shared fluidly through so many new devices. The IoT will create extreme difficulty for organization’s to effectively apply data and or information best practices, principles and or policies. This data interaction has the potential to fundamentally change any organization’s IT infrastructures at the Hardware and Software Components level. IoT with their rapid and real time data transition and transformation interaction will rival and amplify any organization’s existing IT gaps and vulnerabilities. The technical and data sharing challenges ahead will be formidable for any organization’s if they don’t take the time to access and evaluate their existing Information Technology infrastructure. As the massive amount of data delivered from IoT into the organization’s enterprise hardware and software, so too will the complexity of their new data processes requiring support from the IT existing infrastructure, which can deliver vastly different results based not only on what data is collected, pass-through, transformed, housed and analyzed.
A4SAFE - White Paper - IoT Organizational Readiness - 2018.pdf

White Paper

Presentation – Winter Simulation Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Presenter: A4SAFE
  • Date: December 9 - 12, 2018
  • Description: Presented during the Winter Simulation Conference and covered both business and technical elements of The Standard Unified Modeling, Mapping, and Integration toolkit (SUMMIT), which is an innovative simulation platform that enables users to discover/reuse models and execute case studies to analyze emergency events. SUMMIT accelerates “what-If” analysis of disaster scenarios and improves the planning and execution of test run (exercises).
A4SAFE - Sweden Briefing - December 2018.pdf


Presentation – DFBA Forensics & Biometrics Standards Working Group

  • Presenter: A4SAFE
  • Date: October 17, 2018
  • Description: A4SAFE briefs the DFBA Forensics & Biometrics Standards Working Group on “Standardized Datasets as a Microservice Enables a Connected Future Now".
A4SAFE - DFBA Briefing - October 2018.pdf


Presentation – FEDID Exposition - Unified Information Sharing

  • Presenter: A4SAFE
  • Date: September 25 - 27, 2018
  • Description: Presented during the 2018 Federal Identity Forum and Exposition on the topic of Unified Information Sharing.
A4SAFE - FEDID Data Standardization Briefing - September 2018.pdf