SCRA develops standards, technology tools and processes to enable effective collaboration between individuals, agencies, and jurisdictions. This includes improved interoperability between different computer systems and communication
technologies as well as between people.
SCRA acted as technical lead on the design, development and implementation of an Interagency Operations Center that helped various agencies and juridictions collaborate in securing one of the Nation's leading seaports. Technologies included secure voice and data communications and an intelligence sharing portal. The program was proclaimed by Congress as a national model for port security.
An SCRA-led team developed interoperability standards to help capture and share electronic medical records. The standards have been implemented and tested by the Secretary of US Health and Human Services. They are now mandatory for federal agencies implementing healthcare information technology systems.
SCRA conducts interoperability-related research and provides unbiased evaluations of existing and emerging command and control capabilities for DoD's Joint Systems Integration Center.
SCRA leads an international team
developing product data standards to enable model-based engineering, manufacturing, and sustainment. Members from the aerospace, automotive, electronic, and other industries collaborated to develop standards which are now used in the manufacture of hundreds of thousands of products worldwide. The team's improved standard development process reduced the time to create an international standard from 5-9 to 1-2 years.