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Amanda Shakir

Amanda Shakir

Information Interoperability: Communications and Networks Programme Manager, Cyber and Information Systems Division, Dstl
Amanda Shakir, from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Cyber and Information Systems (C&IS) Division, conducts research into the interoperability between disparate systems that facilitates co-operative behaviour between diverse organisations both nationally and internationally. Recent work includes the Single Information Environment (SInfoE) Architecture, intended to facilitate the free flow of information across UK Defence from its point of origin to its point of need by enabling discovery and access to services. She also works in NATO Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR), which uses an interoperable system of sensor, exploitation and C2 systems from NATO and NATO nations to optimise the deployment of its resources to collect, process and use the information the Coalition needs. This system was developed by MAJIIC2 (Multi-Intelligence All-Source Joint ISR Interoperability Coalition), a nine-nation for which she led the UK contribution. Prior to that, from 1992 to 2009, she did Operational Analysis, primarily on Air or ISTAR
Systems, for example, in concept definition for what is now Crowsnest, or in running the research contribution to the Theatre Airspace Capability Audit.