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Establishing Selection Measures of Vigilance Performance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73856
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-023-0014
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
JXT APPLICATIONS, INC.
1195 Meadow Bridge Drive BEAVERCREEK, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Establishing Selection Measures of Vigilance Performance
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W74V8H-06-C-0049
Award Amount: $729,989.00
 

Abstract:

A review of past research suggests that attempts to develop personnel selection tests for vigilance performance have not fully succeeded, partly because they are typically based solely on personality (trait) variables. Current research indicates, however, that vigilance predictor variables can be derived not only from personality variables, but also from vigilance task performance, and individuals' cognitive responses to the task. In Phase I, JXT conceptualized a multidimensional approach for a vigilance selection battery, named "Vigilant Warrior." Included in it are assessments of (a) personality traits, (b) performance on a difficult, short-duration, vigilance task, and (c) individual responses to the task (which include assessments of workload, stress, and coping strategies). In addition to military applications, comments from an emergency first-response organization that is highly interested in selecting vigilant personnel for critical task assignments indicate that Vigilant Warrior will be a useful adjunct to existing personnel selection tests, and will have considerable commercial potential. In Phase II, JXT will explore this potential, write, test, and fine-tune the battery software, and execute a large-scale validation study employing 400 subjects. Finally, the battery's suitability and usefulness will be assessed by Army personnel selection specialists.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Crabtree
Program Manager
9373065003
markcrabtree@jxtai.com

Business Contact:

Terry Fulbright
President/CEO
9373065003
tfulbright@jxtai.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

JXT APPLICATIONS, INC.
2673 Commons Blvd, Suite 20 Beavercreek, OH 45431

EIN/Tax ID: 010712505
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No