Source: IIa | Release | September 21, 2016

Bonnie C. Carroll, founder and CEO of Information International Associates (IIa) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was elected Secretary General of the International Council for Science Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) in Denver, Colorado, on September 12, 2016. The international organization works to improve the quality, reliability, management and accessibility of science and technology data worldwide.

CODATA is a resource that provides scientists and engineers with access to international data activities for increased awareness, direct cooperation and new knowledge. The Committee promotes and encourages the worldwide compilation, evaluation and dissemination of reliable numerical data of importance to science and technology. Carroll has been involved in using information technology to manage knowledge and data and will work with other CODATA members from around the world to ensure that data principles, policies and practice keep up with the rapid expansion of scientific research.

Carroll’s cross-cutting vision of information and data management, policy, and technology have been key to her growing IIa into a thriving business that provides information management and technology services to government and industry. Her leadership roles outside of the corporate structure put her at the forefront of strategic futures for information management. She is Executive Director of CENDI, the federal scientific and technical information managers’ group, and has been a consultant to a number of federal science mission agencies, and serves on the National Academy of Science and the National Research Council’s Board of Research Data and Information. Carroll was a member of the CODATA Executive Committee from 2012-2016.

In 2015, IIa was named the U.S. Department of Energy Woman‐Owned Small Business of the Year, and in 2004, Carroll received the Federal 100 Award for her contributions to federal information technology. From its headquarters in Oak Ridge, IIa manages contracts with DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Consolidated Nuclear Security; and the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, and the United Kingdom; and others.

In the National Capital Region, IIa performs contracts with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Department of Defense Technical Information Center in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia; the Army Corps Research Labs in Vicksburg, Mississippi; and others in the intelligence community. II also manages a federal government interagency consortium of 13 major scientific and technical program offices.

Since 1988, IIa has supported information and mission requirements for government and industry by providing innovative solutions in information technology, knowledge organization and management, and data exploitation. IIa has ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 20000:2011 certified quality management systems and is CMMI appraised for corporate IT services.