Accession Number:

ADA460034

Title:

ORA: Organization Risk Analyzer

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA INST OF SOFTWARE RESEARCH INTERNAT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

ORA is a network analysis tool that detects risks or vulnerabilities of an organizations design structure. The design structure of an organization is the relationship among its personnel, knowledge, resource, and task entities. These entities and relationships are represented by the Meta-Matrix. Measures that take as input a Meta-Matrix are used to analyze the structural properties of an organization for potential risk. ORA contains over 50 measures which are categorized by which type of risk they detect. Measures are also organized by input requirements and by output. ORA generates formatted reports viewable on screen or in log files, and reads and writes networks in multiple data formats to be interoperable with existing network analysis packages. In addition, it has tools for graphically visualizing Meta-Matrix data and for optimizing a networks design structure. ORA uses a Java interface for ease of use, and a C computational backend. The current version ORA 1.2 software is available.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE