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BattleSense: An Innovative Design Approach for Combat Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65132
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0695
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: 2005
Title: BattleSense: An Innovative Design Approach for Combat Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-05-C-3042
Award Amount: $299,131.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. Navy is taking revolutionary actions to redesign itself around the opportunities afforded by advanced technologies. These technologies provide Navy personnel with greater amounts of data, but that, by itself, is not enough. Information has to serve a purpose: to improve the ability of decision makers to make sense of situations and to understand how events are unfolding. Therefore, Navy personnel have to be able to continuously make sense of information, not merely receive it. The focus of this SBIR effort is on sensemaking. Currently, system designers who are shaping the Navy's use of IT do not have a clear conceptual framework, nor tools or methods for ensuring that individuals and teams can keep up with increased information to make better and faster decisions. The goal of this project is to provide Navy system designers with a BattleSense methodology and support tools for uncovering and leveraging sensemaking requirements. In Phase I we successfully developed and piloted a sensemaking methodology. In Phase II we will apply and validate that methodology and then formalize designer support tools for use by the Navy. Our immediate Phase III objective will be to transition these tools into the DD(X) and LCS programs.

Principal Investigator:

Gary Klein
Chairman and Chief Scient
9378738166
gary@decisionmaking.com

Business Contact:

Barbara A. Law
Contracting Officer
9378738166
law@decisionmaking.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North Fairborn, OH 45324

EIN/Tax ID: 311139329
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No