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Expeditionary Future Force and Element Configuration Tool (EFFECT)

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
CHI Systems, Inc.
2250 Hickory Road Suite 150 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Expeditionary Future Force and Element Configuration Tool (EFFECT)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-05-C-0031
Award Amount: $69,939.00


The U.S. Army's Future Force strategy will result in a Force that (1) is capable of conducting any mission in any environment against any enemy, and (2) enables individuals at any level within the Force to access the same information and situational awareness. The two capabilities together allow and even require individuals to achieve a higher level of autonomy in decision making than is currently possible, enabling them to act more like leaders. To accommodate such objectives, however, the Force must be extremely adaptable and flexible, able to tailor its units to the particulars of a given mission and environment-a complex task, given the variety of factors influencing team effectiveness and the potential time pressure involved. The proposed effort will investigate the feasibility of a decision support tool to assist in the process. The tool is intended for expeditionary force and unit planners who must quickly design maximally effective teams in terms of mission outcome, morale, and so on. Specifically, it will help determine the optimal structure (e.g., centralized vs. decentralized) and ideal characteristics (e.g., cohesiveness, decision making authority) of an organization and team based on assessments of mission-specific goals and requirements, environmental parameters, available resources, and current capabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Dawn Riddle
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Phil Rollhauser
Director of Contracts
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1035 Virginia Drive, Suite 300 Fort Washington, PA 19034

EIN/Tax ID: 232387734
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No