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Air Force Research Lab Prioritizes Development, Integration of War-Fighting Technologies

June 19, 2008

Software Helps Define Game-Changing Capabilities For America's Military, Aerospace Technology

Arlington, Virginia — To assist in directing its mission of developing and bringing to the battlefield the latest technology and scientific tools, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has selected Decision Lens to prioritize its strategic objectives and enhance its research and development portfolio management process.

Decision Lens is working with AFRL to implement a customized, user-friendly decision making platform to assist in managing the investment process for its numerous research and development programs. Decision Lens will enable the AFRL commander and senior executives to prioritize strategic objectives and manage the development and funding of hundreds of products in a research and development portfolio that spans 10 different scientific directorates.

AFRL is responsible for the discovery, development and integration of affordable war-fighting technologies for America's aerospace forces. It is a full-spectrum laboratory, responsible for planning and executing the Air Force's science and technology program. ARFL leads a worldwide government, industry and academia partnership in the discovery, development and delivery of a wide rage of revolutionary technologies. The laboratory also provides leading-edge war-fighting capabilities keeping the nation's air, space and cyberspace forces the best in the world.

Decision Lens has developed a unique solution to help government, businesses and other leading organizations make critical decisions on crucial issues using the intelligence of key players, vital data and other relevant factors. The system is available in a desktop version and as a secure online edition, which enables key-decision makers anywhere in the world to participate in real-time.

"With scientists in different fields, a constant demand for new and diverse technology from the field and the responsibility to forecast the military's needs of the future, AFRL is under more pressure than ever to make decisions that can often translate into the saving the lives of American service personnel," said John Saaty, chief executive officer of Decision Lens. "We are excited to work with them to streamline that process with our software and technology."

Decision Lens software is used throughout the federal government including organizations such as the Joint Staff, Department of Agriculture, Navy, Air Force, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Intelligence Community. Within the commercial market, Decision Lens has numerous well-known clients including Johnson and Johnson, Corporate Executive Board, and eBay among other organizations.

About Decision Lens 

Decision Lens Inc., headquartered in Arlington, VA, provides a family of desktop and Web-based software solutions designed to support group decision-making for planning, financial, IT and performance-related decisions.

Our comprehensive solutions manage the strategic alignment of goals and priorities with investments in people, projects, products and suppliers. Billions of dollars worth of decisions were made using Decision Lens this past year. By combining advanced decision-making techniques with world-class performance visualization capabilities, Decision Lens supports dynamic decision-making based on a well-structured, rational framework with superior reporting.