The Department of Defense rapidly adopting Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™

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Major DoD Enterprises agree Information Governance is now a Hot Topic and a Business Priority

We have had both an enterprise wide Army CON and an Enterprise wide Air Force ATO since 2004 and have been deploying the core technologies that make up our Smart Content Framework™ to the department of defense and public sector since that time.

Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, taxonomy management software and developer of the Smart Content Framework™ is seeing rapid adoption from the public sector and specifically the US Department of Defense of the framework and the software technologies for enterprise information governance. The building blocks for the Smart Content Framework™ include: Metadata, Insight, Governance, Policy, Privacy, and Enterprise 2.0.

Organizations including the US Air Force Medical Service, the US Army Medical Command, The US Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, the US Army Operational Test Command and NASA Safety Center have selected and deployed the technology realizing that information governance must be applied to the burgeoning amount of unstructured content. Many of the issues these organizations are seeking to solve include the identification and protection of confidential content assets; normalization of content across functional and geographic boundaries; improved data transparency; ability to apply policy consistently across diverse content repositories; and the elimination of costs and errors associated with end user tagging.

According to Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching, “We have had both an enterprise wide Army CON and an Enterprise wide Air Force ATO since 2004 and have been deploying the core technologies that make up our Smart Content Framework™ to the department of defense and public sector since that time. Our technologies have latterly provided organizations such as NASA Safety Center connecting 23,000 personnel and the US Army Medical Command with many subordinate commands a robust enterprise solution that builds a consistent information infrastructure which can be shared across different applications and business divisions. This is the key factor that extends the usability of the metadata framework for improving search outcomes, records management, compliance, governance, migration, and protection of content security assets.”

An Enterprise Metadata Repository is the primary building block in the Smart Content Framework™ that enables the proactive management of content. This building block is an enterprise infrastructure component tightly integrated with the management of the lifecycle of content. From this, enterprise search, compliance, records management, and data privacy issues can be addressed and managed.

“Our public sector and department of defense clients are seeking to solve the problem of managing content, but are taking a more sophisticated approach and look for the ability to solve more than one information management problem. What is unique about Concept Searching is the flexibility and power of the technology that, when combined with the Smart Content Framework™, offers one solution that solves search, records management, policy, compliance, and Enterprise 2.0 issues with one set of technologies,” concluded Martin Garland.

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About Concept Searching
Founded in 2002, Concept Searching provides software products that deliver conceptual metadata generation, auto-classification, and powerful taxonomy management from the desktop to the enterprise. Concept Searching, developer of the Smart Content Framework™, provides organizations with a method to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. This information governance framework utilizes a set of technologies that encompasses the entire portfolio of information assets, resulting in increased organizational performance and agility.

Concept Searching is the only platform independent statistical metadata generation and classification software company in the world that uses concept extraction and compound term processing to significantly improve access to unstructured information. The Concept Searching Microsoft suite of technologies runs natively in SharePoint 2010, FAST, Windows Server 2008 R2 FCI, and in Microsoft Office applications.

The Building Blocks of Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ are being used by organizations from a diverse number of industries including The US Army, The US Air Force, The UK MOD, Baker Hughes, Deloitte, Logica, PointB, Perkins+Will, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Burns& McDonnell,, The US Department of Health & Human Services, Transport for London, The London Fire Brigade, the National Transportation Safety Board, and Xerox.

Headquartered in the US with offices in the UK, South Africa and Canada, Concept Searching solves the problem of finding, organizing, and managing information capital far beyond search and retrieval. The technologies are being used to drive intelligent migration, enable effective records management, identify and lock down sensitive information and enhance governance. For more information about Concept Searching’s solutions and technologies please visit

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