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Using Cognitive Engineering to Support Information Threat Analysts

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
36064
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
36064
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North Fairborn, OH 45324
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Using Cognitive Engineering to Support Information Threat Analysts
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $749,955.00
 

Abstract:

Distributed Information Warfare Teams are vulnerable to many problems involving information sharing: inadvertent creation of overload conditions, failure to detect patterns that cross between team members, misinterpretations, and so forth. Many of these difficulties can be addressed by adding more context to messages, but context itself contributes to information overload. Simplistic solutions will not work here. The approach proposed is to identify the cognitive requirements of the entire team. Cognitive engineering methods will be adapted to this objective to provide a perspective on the attention, working memory, long-term memory, and metacognitive aspects of distributed teams. This methodology will be used to study an information Warfare data collection function: information seeking. By studying a specific Information Warfare task in parallel with developing and shaping techniques, we will ensure that the recommended methodology can be responsive to the needs of potential users. The output of the Phase I effort will be a methodology for capturing the cognitive requirements of distributed Information Warfare teams, the reasons for difficulty in achieving these reuqirements, types of errors that are found, and strategies and patterns used by teams that have learned to be skillful

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Tom Miller
9378738166

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Small Business Information at Submission:

KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
582 E Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd Fairborn, OH 45324

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No