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Social Networks in Context

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86850
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-021-0890
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation
1235 South Clark Street Suite 400 Arlington, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Social Networks in Context
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-08-C-0174
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The asymmetric threat poses perhaps the most dangerous risk to US forces and assets both overseas and at home. Because of the sheer amount of data available, building dynamic, complex social networks to represent terrorist activities can be very difficult. To overcome this problem, we must identify and utilize advanced techniques to automatically build social networks while also understanding the context they represent. The Decisive Analytics Corporation (DAC) Team proposes an approach termed SOcial Networks In Context (SONIC). SONIC builds on social networking capabilities DAC has already built and additionally provides the capability to identify and understand the roles of different nodes, understand the semantic relationships between entities and automatically identify important clusters of entities within a dynamic social network. Our advanced algorithms developed under this effort will be immediately tested on live data from the theater through DAC's BOBCAT system - a tool that is on the GSA schedule and in the hands of the Warfighter performing predictive analysis on Iraq data today.

Principal Investigator:

Jessica Bradley
Manager, Intelligent Agent Systems
7036821735
jessica.bradley@dac.us

Business Contact:

Kelly McClelland
Director, Corporate Business Office
7034145024
kelly.mcclelland@dac.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORP.
1235 South Clark Street Suite 400 Arlington, VA 22202

EIN/Tax ID: 541785147
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No