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Manpower and Personnel Estimation Methods for Post-Deployment Software…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73505
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-043-3425
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840-2335
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Manpower and Personnel Estimation Methods for Post-Deployment Software Maintenance
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-06-C-0067
Award Amount: $729,994.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this effort is to develop an advanced methodology and supporting tools to assess post-deployment software maintenance (PDSM) staffing level needs, estimate operations and maintenance costs, and determine training requirements for emerging weapon systems. There are significant gaps in the technology needed to successfully conduct such assessments. Critical needs include: (i) appropriate (i.e., valid, accurate) model(s) for PDSM workload estimation, (ii) methodology for PDSM concept analysis and refinement (i.e., there is a need for guidance in how to think about the problem, as well as how to formulate and analyze tradeoffs in the design space), and (iii) an architectural strategy for the automated tools supporting PDSM concept formulation and analysis. The proposed technology will help analysts determine the post-deployment software operations and maintenance burden and the key factors that affect them. In addition, this technology will provide the foundation for quantifying the effects of changes in maintenance concepts and doctrine, changes in the external environment, changes in maintenance-related process design, and variations in human performance to determine their effects on both maintenance and operational unit performance (e.g., operational availability, go-to-war capability).

Principal Investigator:

Michael Painter
Senior Systems Analyst
9792605274
mpainter@kbsi.com

Business Contact:

Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Manag
9792605274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840

EIN/Tax ID: 742505334
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No