Our Team


Working from Problem sets to deliverable solutions

Performance Across Technology Sectors

Archival Institute has built an established foundation in research on issues involving global security and trade that provide a unique and timely advantage in the development of new technology products not found in other technology providers.

Our research and combined experience across fields of expertise award the valuable insights we use to design solutions around specific problem-sets. We offer game-changing tools to help organizations obtain consistent and reliable mission success.


Our Team

Shannon Niehus, Founder

Shannon Niehus provides a vision to combine expertise across technology sectors and national security to help organizations improve readiness needed to meet new challenges in global security and economic competition.

Lieutenant General (retired) David Hogg, Advisor

LTG (ret) Hogg brings 34 years of military service to Archival Institute. He served as the U.S. military representative to the NATO Military Committee and was previously the Commanding General, US Army Africa. He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with “V” device, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign medals, NATO medal, and Combat Action Badge.

John Melkon, Senior Fellow

John Melkon is the Director for Civil Military Operations at West Point Military Academy with over 30 years of active duty and civilian Department of Defense service. He completed numerous tours in the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, and Europe as an Army Special Forces Officer.

Sensors and Networks

Our remotes sensors and networks provide affordable standoff methods to detect threat agents and new mitigation tools to improve response capabilities.

Environmental Technology

Mobile water treatment solution combines Underwater Utility Vehicle (UUV) design with new water filtration methods to restore contaminated wells, river networks, and oceans.



Application provides new credit and lending tools to fund infrastructure, facilitate cross-development, and promote economic diversification between developed and underdeveloped countries.

Data Analytics

Data-mining algorithm to track Influence Operations targeting manufacturing sectors in international trade wars. 

CBRN Solution

New sensors and network to detect and map Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) threats in real-time.


Early Warning Detection System for Biothreats combines new biosensor with diagnostics and alert messaging to improve health and safety for crops, livestock, and people.

counter UAS

New devices and network to detect and mitigate drone threats in rural, desert, and mountainous terrains.

Border Security

Integrated Border Security System encompassing Air, Land, and Sea to improve  coverage.

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