U.S. Army Selects NetBase’s Content Intelligence Solutions
Federal and Defense Organizations Recognize the Need for a More Comprehensive, Intelligent Way to Search;
NetBase Adds V.P. of Federal Operations to Executive Team;
Major General George “Nordie” Norwood, USAF (ret.) Joins NetBase Board of Advisors
Mountain View, Calif., July 13, 2009—NetBase today announced that the U.S. Army has selected the company’s Content Intelligence solutions for the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL), which consists of over 2,500 scientists and engineers. NetBase also announced that Rita Joseph has joined the company in the new position of vice president of Federal Operations and General Norwood has joined the company’s Board of Advisors.
The agreement with the U.S. Army will provide Content Intelligence capabilities for Situational Awareness to ARL scientists and engineers, and will ultimately expand to larger user communities. According to the U.S. Army, “Situational Awareness is the ability to generate actionable knowledge through the use of timely and accurate information about the Army enterprise, its processes, and external factors. The imperative to develop actionable knowledge is a key driver of Army Business Transformation (BT) and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI). Without Situational Awareness, BT cannot deliver the desired outcome of increasing Army combat capability by redirecting human and financial resources to the core war fighting mission.”
NetBase’s Content Intelligence platform speaks directly to this need: helping support superior decision-making, faster. As the most comprehensive intelligent search solution, the platform is designed to harness additional value and insight from any content source including the Internet, premium and enterprise content. The platform uses deep linguistic parsing to read and understand every sentence inside billions of documents, powering breakthrough search experiences that deliver highly relevant answers and insights.
“Working with the U.S. Army is incredible validation for our Content Intelligence platform. The information demands that the U.S. Army Research Lab must address on a daily basis are staggering, and we are providing a new breed of search that will help them find answers and insights quickly so that they can make better informed decisions,” said Jonathan Spier, CEO of NetBase. “Because our solution can read and deeply understand content on a massive scale, we can deliver research answers that are orders of magnitude more relevant and valuable than past approaches.”*
NetBase also announced today that Rita Joseph has joined the company as its vice president of Federal Operations. In this new role, Rita will work closely with NetBase’s newest advisor, Major General Norwood, to further the broad adoption of NetBase Content Intelligence in the federal sector. Rita has spent several years as Autonomy’s vice president, Public Sector, where she founded the public sector organization and grew sales to $30M a year. She has over 25 years of experience in the federal space, most recently with companies including Cassatt, Autonomy and Convera (formerly Excalibur).
George W. “Nordie” Norwood, a Major General, USAF (Ret.), is the CEO and president of Norwood & Associates, an aviation and defense consulting and representation firm that provides technical advice and strategic planning expertise to corporations pursuing aviation and defense related opportunities. Nordie’s military experience spanned a career of over 30 years in the U.S. Air Force. As Deputy Inspector General of the Air Force, he developed criteria for all Field Inspections of Air Force units and installations. He also served as the senior U. S. member of the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission.
NetBase provides Content Intelligence solutions to harness additional value and insight from any content source, including the Internet, premium and enterprise content. NetBase’s Content Intelligence platform reads every sentence inside documents, linguistically understands the content and powers breakthrough search experiences that deliver highly relevant answers and insights. Using NetBase solutions, companies can deploy new applications and search experiences to speed discovery, innovation and decision-making. NetBase customers include global leaders in healthcare, consumer packaged goods, publishing, manufacturing, and government such as Elsevier, Clorox, 3M, Pepsi and many more. For more information, visit www.netbase.com.
*Deputy Undersecretary of the Army, Welcome to the Situational Awareness Knowledge Center. Retrieved May 19, 2009, from Situation Awareness Knowledge Center Web site: http://www.army.mil/armyBTKC/focus/sa/index.htm