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Patrick Henry Library, Vienna; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontow; MITRE Aberdeen,
Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
FDA, Bld 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Various, Maryland

Jun 24, 2014    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

A Rules Engine Experiment:

Lessons Learned on When and How

to use a Rules-Based Solution

by: Cris Hutto

Tuesday June 24, 2014

  6:30 PM � Networking and Pizza*

  7:00 � 8:00 PM � Program

presentation slides

The speaker recently participated in an experiment that employed a rules engine to implement certain key requirements for a large IT system undergoing modernization. This experiment first sought to determine the feasibility of one such solution, Red Hat BRMS, to meet functional requirements. The experiment went on to characterize operational aspects of the solution such as usability, performance, scalability, fault tolerance, security, and configuration management.

 This presentation will provide an overview of the experiment, its goals and the results that were obtained. It will then cover broader recommendations on when a rules engine might be appropriate for other projects, and best practices for use of a rules engine once it is determined it is an appropriate solution for a given problem.


The presentation will originate at the McLean facility, with video tele-conferencing (VTC) between:

MITRE-2, room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA 22102

host: Scott Ankrum

cell: 240-731-7581

FDA, Bld 66, room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20993
host: James Simpson

cell: 301-996-4976

MITRE, Northgate Building A

209 Research Blvd., Room# 02-301

Aberdeen, MD 21001

host: Richard Eng

cell: 703-201-9112



MITRE, room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

host: Aaron Dagen

desk: 732-578-6301

MITRE, room 6FD111

300 Sentinel Drive

Annapolis Junction, MD

Meg Weinberg: 410-707-2211

Tom Everett: 978-852-2400

MITRE, room 1M306

202 Burlington Rd (Rt. 62)

Bedford, MA 01730

host: Wendy Etkind

If you can host another location via VTC, please contact Scott Ankrum (below)

  *There is no cost to attend at McLean, Silver Spring

Registration: Webpage: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/26913

You must register by noon on Monday, June 23.  If you cannot attend at any location, select telephone dial-in when you register.  FDA (Silver Spring) cannot host non-citizen visitors.  If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address. Allow 2 business days for registration before the meeting.

 Join online meeting  https://meet.mitre.org/ankrums/M9GRS6JR

Join by Phone  +1 (703) 983-2020

Conference ID: 9105627

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For registration problems or further information contact Scott Ankrum at: or 703-983-6127