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Company Information:

Company Name: Modus Operandi, Inc.
City: Melbourne
State: FL
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (321) 984-3370

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,565,934.00 40
SBIR Phase II $22,861,715.00 28
STTR Phase I $329,951.00 3
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

Tempus: A Real - Time Measurement Project

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Heimberger
Award Amount: $749,937.00
Abstract:
Throughput has been an issue for embedded and stand-alone real-time systems for many years. Systems rarely exhibit the performance necessary for successful operation in the field without significant rework to reduce time requirements after the initial software development. SPS proposes Project… More

VISGEEN: Virtual Interactive Scenario Generation and Execution Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce Mcqueary
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The Modeling and Simulation (M&S) community is faced with increasing requirements to promote interoperability and reusability. To address this issue, DoD has defined the High-Level Architecture (HLA) as the standard to which models and simulations must conform. The HLA provides the infrastructure… More

Wide Area Virtual-Prototyping Environment (WAVE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Tod C. Hagen
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Most government and commercial engineering organizations are under pressure to reduce system development time and costs while increasing overall quality. Modus Operandi proposes to combine the most promising new technologies for remote collaboration, Virtual Reality Prototyping, and tool integration… More

C-FOM: Conceptual FOM Design Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lee Krause
Award Amount: $99,999.00

SNOWCAT: Scenario Knowledge Capture for Cognitive Analysis-Based Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lee Krause
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lee Krause
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Winburn
Award Amount: $893,987.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Tod C Hagen
Award Amount: $750,000.00

MedStat: A Web-based Medical Data Fusion Watchboard

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Annette Myjak
Award Amount: $70,000.00

AERODYNE: Automated Expert Resource Optimization in Dynamic Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andres Rudmik
Award Amount: $70,000.00

INSURE: INternet SURvey Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lee Krause
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Winburn, Principal Systems Eng.
Award Amount: $99,000.00

CODA: A Collaborative Data Access System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tod Hagan, Sr. Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Today's teams operate in environments where they need a global understanding of the unfolding development effort. This understanding needs to be integrated in real-time to allow planning, control, and execution with a minimum number of people andequipment. The challenge is to provide the right… More

CODA: A Collaborative Data Access System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tod Hagan, Sr. Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Systems integration problems are magnified on large DoD projects built by distributed multi-contractor teams using heterogeneous information systems. The challenge is to rapidly access and exploit these information systems while managing costs and risks.Organizations have invested huge sums of money… More

COSMOS: The Spaceport Knowledge Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Wallace, Sr. Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
In this COSMOS effort, Modus Operandi will develop the approach to constructing a meta-model of the enterprise for the spaceport at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This unifying model will provide the means to tie together numerous heterogeneous,distributed sources of information. With the… More

ACE: Application toolkit for Collaborative Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Wallace, Sr. Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Collaborative, integrated information environments are a powerful way to connect teams and allow them to share diverse sources of information. Teams equipped with such an environment have the power to jointly analyze data contained in integrated legacysystems, despite lack of interoperability among… More

SE-WAVE: Systems Engineering Wide Area Virtual Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: C. Tod Hagan, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
As Navy systems grow in size and complexity, engineering teams struggleto stay connected to a degree that enables them to share engineeringdata. It is just not reasonable to force everyone to use the same toolset, yet a common model of the data is essential to uncover problems andinconsistencies… More

COSMOS: The Spaceport Knowledge Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Wallace
Award Amount: $747,908.00
Abstract:
This COSMOS Phase II SBIR proposes an innovative approach to providing a "smart model" of enterprise knowledge in order to meet critical needs of both government and commercial organizations. This SBIR will be conducted in close concert with the 45th Space Wing (45 SW) of the Air Force Space… More

ACE: Application toolkit for Collaborative Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Wallace
Award Amount: $749,315.00
Abstract:
This ACE Phase II SBIR proposes an innovative approach to providing universal access to enterprise knowledge in order to meet critical needs of both government and commercial organizations. This SBIR will be conducted in close concert with the 45th Space Wing (45 SW) of the Air Force Space Command.… More

Ranger: Spaceport Knowledge Discovery Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Wallace, Sr. Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This Ranger Phase I SBIR proposes an innovative approach to extracting knowledge from unstructured and semi-structured documents in order to meet critical needs of both government and commercial organizations. This SBIR will specifically address the needs of the 45th Space Wing (45 SW) of the Air… More

Ranger: Ontology Life Cycle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: C. T. Hagan, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This Ranger Phase II SBIR proposes an innovative approach to Ontology Life Cycle Management (OLCM) in order to meet critical needs of both government and commercial organizations. The 45 SW is investing significant resources in the use of ontologies to capture knowledge and unify information in… More

Tools for Rapid Deployment of Net-Centric Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tod Hagan, Director, Advanced Technology
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Rapid deployment of net-centric data integration capabilities requires a fundamental shift from traditional system-of-systems approaches to Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). Modus Operandi proposes an innovative refactoring strategy and set of tools to jump start the transition to SOA, named… More

SE-Wave Threat Driven Deployment for Army C4ISR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tod Hagan, Director, Advanced Techno
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The Army's mission to provide CONUS and OCONUS harbormaster operations maritime port security is jeopardized by the lack of both integrated C4ISR assets as well as a coherent picture for situational awareness. On top of this, add the complexity of responding to port-specific threats and… More

Keystone: Refactoring Tools for SOA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tod Hagan, Director Advanced Technol
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army has for many decades met the challenge of utilizing SIGINT and COMINT to control the battle space for America and its coalition partners. This has been achieved despite continuous changes in the nature of threats to the warfighter as well as rapid advances in technology. In the era… More

CloudWall: BMDS Ontology for Information Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tod Hagan, Director, Advanced Technology
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is charged with developing a Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) to defend against missile attack on the United States or its allies. Performing this mission will require integration of a wide variety of different data sources to facilitate rapid and intuitive… More

Maestro: Semantic Discovery and Orchestration of Web Services

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The US Army plans to migrate C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) systems toward network-centric objectives by (1) capturing capabilities (as services) from legacy systems, and (2) plugging them into the Distributed Common Ground… More

Harmony: Tools for Metadata Harmonization and Mediation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP, Cheif Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligence analysts must sift through large volumes of raw data to identify, interpret and extract actionable intelligence for the warfighter. Among the most critical data streams are those carrying voice traffic because of its potential value in understanding the threat environment. Finding… More

Blackstone: Tools and Methods for Semantic Algorithm Harvesting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Today's acceleration toward network centric operations is necessitating an effort to modify legacy software at a level not seen since the Y2K rollover. Legacy Programs of Record (POR) have a long operational history and have earned the trust that comes from that history. They represent a well… More

Community Ontology Refinement with Adaptive Learning (CORAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Wallace, Director Product Development
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Timely, accurate and actionable information is crucial to Air Force operations. Enterprise-wide federation of information based on a unifying ontology, such as the Knowledge Management Framework (KMF) at the 45th Space Wing of the AF Space Command (45 SW), yields significant benefits. These… More

DEEP: Decision Explanation Engine Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Wallace, Director, Product Development
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Commanders are required to make mission-critical decisions based on large amounts of distributed information that is not integrated in any meaningful way and typically represented in many incompatible formats. Support staff must read many potentially relevant documents and analyze data from many… More

WaveSPHERE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Recent initiatives such as the Knowledge Management Framework (KMF) at the 45th Space Wing (45 SW) of the AF Space Command seek to make data visible, available, and useable when needed and where needed. The KMF accomplishes these goals by federating data from multiple "silos" with an ontology model… More

Community Ontology Refinement with Adaptive Learning (CORAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi has invented CORAL query optimization and ontology mapping techniques to enable reasoning over federated data sources. This makes the federated data appear as a virtual triple store. In this Phase II effort, CORAL innovations will be applied to an ontlogy-based Knowledge… More

Blackstone: Tools and Methods for Semantic Algorithm Harvesting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
The key need addressed by Blackstone is Algorithm Migration to Accelerate Trusted Capabilities to the Warfighter. At the same time, tremendous costs savings are achieved through Semantic Algorithm Harvesting of reusable assets from the existing multi-billion dollar investment in proven legacy… More

Harmony: Tools for Metadata Harmonization and Mediation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
Making data visible, accessible and understandable are cornerstones of the DoD's Net-Centric Data Strategy. The creation of duplicative data and redundant capabilities often results from consumers' inability to locate and understand data assets that meet their needs. Without semantic alignment of… More

DEEP: Decision Explanation Engine Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Commanders are required to make mission-critical decisions based on large amounts of distributed, fragmented information. Modus Operandi proposes to develop an innovative software tool to reason about these events and decisions using a semantic process model. DEEP addresses the most pressing… More

Cloudwall: Intelligent Consequence Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $1,299,923.00
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has a responsibility to provide a capability for notifying government and military officials of the potential consequences of falling debris and the primary and secondary effects of ballistic missile engagements over the United States and coalition territories. The… More

Persistent Vigilance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom clearly demonstrate the need for actionable intelligence within tactically useful timelines. 'Actionable' means contextually relevant to the mission; 'tactically useful' means timely intelligence supporting effective dynamic battle command. … More

Wave SOS: Wave for Systems of Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Cheif Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
To counter advanced threats, the Navy is designing and retrofitting submarines with improved sensors, weapons, and communications systems. Such advancements place stress on submarine system designers and maintainers because of the increase in ber system complexity. Modus Operandi proposes an… More

JC3-TIME: Event and Temporal Reasoning Ontology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi proposes the development of JC3-TIME, an ontology and innovative framework for representing and extracting temporal/event information and temporal reasoning that support intelligence analysis through event correlation and all source fusion in operational (large scale) settings. … More

Assuring Trust between the Edges

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Mark Heileman, VP, Advanced Programs
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In order for the DoD to leverage the advantages enabled by network-centric operations, it is critical to ensure the quality of the information that feeds decision-making processes. The ability of an enemy to compromise network elements in order to inject spurious information must be viewed as one… More

Maestro: Orchestration of Reusable Components for IV&V

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
DCGS-A-, a top Army priority-, is the ISR fusion and processing system of systems for the Army's Future Force. The sheer scope of DCGS-A consolidation & integration, coupled with its evolutionary acquisition and technology insertion approach, derives the need to manage and support a number of… More

Persistent Vigilance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP and Chief Scientist – (321) 984-3370
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Commanders at all levels are charged with a tremendous responsibility to ensure success when called upon to defend America"s national interests. To accomplish this mission, commanders must use all the tools at their disposal to defeat the enemy and to do so with as few casualties as possible. … More

ONSITE: Open Source Information Tactical Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi proposes the development of ONSITE, a set of scalable and accurate algorithms for extracting semantic relations from open source information. This algorithm and process supports warfighter tactical operations by providing near real-time situational awareness. Warfighters performing… More

Vocabulary Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (V-ISR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this Vocabulary Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (V-ISR) effort, Modus Operandi proposes to address a high priority technology risk for DCGS-A, text-based data analytics, by developing natural language sensor bots. The bots will be synchronized to patrol data feeds, extracting… More

Services for Proactive Automatic Information Requests (SPAIR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP and Chief Scientist – (321) 473-1421
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The present Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) reacts to commanders Requests for Intelligence (RFI). RFIs are created by analysts based on their assessment of the commanders intent, planning guidance, Army doctrine, specific Commanders Critical Information Requirements (CCIR), and… More

Wiki for Intelligent Semantic Event Reporting (WISER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Fighting the 'Long War' requires a long memory as well as the ability to recognize and adapt to constant, rapid change. In accumulating knowledge about the Global War on Terror, the intelligence community seeks to keep track of potential or known terrorists, their organizations, their targets, and… More

SMASHUP: A Formal Framework for Secure Mashups

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Heileman, VP Advanced Programs
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The recent development of mashup technologies now enables users to easily collect, integrate, and display data from a vast array of different information sources available on the Internet. The ability to harness and leverage information in this manner provides a powerful means for discovering links… More

Vocabulary Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (V-ISR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Chief Scientist – (321) 473-1421
Award Amount: $776,709.00
Abstract:
The Army has recognized that its intelligence analysts are being swamped by the tremendous amounts of unstructured textual data they must try to manually process. While a number of systems have been developed to automatically extract information from text, these systems have suffered from the… More

JC3-TIME: Event and Temporal Reasoning Ontology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, VP and Chief Scientist – (321) 473-1421
Award Amount: $1,229,966.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi proposes the development of JC3-TIME, an innovative software module for representing, extracting and reasoning over temporal information, which supports intelligence analysis through event correlation and all source fusion in operational (large-scale) settings. Identification of… More

SFMS Using Multisensory Ontologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kent Bimson, VP Research & Scientist
Award Amount: $68,146.00
Abstract:
Navy warfighters are being inundated with information, yet they often lack the "contextual knowledge" that helps them quickly understand-or "visualize"-the situation in order to make rapid, yet effective, decisions. We propose to develop a Spatial Framework Mapping System (SFMS) based on an… More

Wave SOS: Wave for Systems of Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Vice President - Chief Sc
Award Amount: $599,723.00
Abstract:
Modern submarines are outfitted with a variety of increasingly sophisticated sensors. Yet each sensor provides its data in a unique format and presents it through a unique user interface. Moreover, there are uncertainties associated with any sensor data. This uncertainty can be reduced by comparing… More

PERCEPTS: Intelligent Sensor Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi proposes the development of PERCEPTS, an innovative intelligent agent framework improving sensor deployment and surveillance for military, maritime and force protection operations. A 'percept' is the input that a sensor collects or 'perceives'. Our approach involves making the… More

ASW Find-To-Forecast

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of New Mexico
Principal Investigator: Kent Bimson, Scientist – (321) 473-1446
Award Amount: $149,951.00
RI Contact: Laura M. Ferris
Abstract:
As stated in the topic,"The decision environment in which the Anti-Submarine Warfare Commander must operate during threat prosecution is characterized by severe time pressure, complex, multi-component decision tasks, and rapidly evolving and changing information and situational… More

AFFINITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, EVP&Chief Scientist – (321) 473-1421
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi proposes the development of reusable technologies called Affinity. Affinity identifies relationships and associations among people, objects and locations that have automatically been extracted from large volumes of both structured and unstructured data. Our innovative approach… More

BackSweep: Seeing Anomalous Events In Context

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Executive VP&Chief Scientist – (321) 473-1421
Award Amount: $99,967.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A nightmare scenario for the U.S. Air Force would be if multiple satellites used by the Pentagon suddenly stopped communicating without warning, indicating a possible hostile anti-satellite (ASAT) campaign on the nation"s space assets. The Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) is leading… More

RDF-F3

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kent Bimson, VP Research&Scientist – (321) 473-1446
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
Navy operators are being inundated with intelligence information, especially text. Better methods and tools are needed to help them identify the mission-relevant"needles"within these information"haystacks."Researchers have made progress using ontologies--represented as RDF… More

STAFF: Semantic Targeting and All-source Fusion Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, EVP&Chief Scientist – (321) 473-1421
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi proposes the development of a Semantic Targeting and All-source Fusion Framework (STAFF), an innovative, net-centric framework for fusing human intelligence (HUMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), full motion video (FMV) and moving target indicator (MTI) data. STAFF leverages text… More

Clear Heart: Recognizing Adversarial Intent from Multi-INT Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Chief Scientist – (321) 473-1421
Award Amount: $149,890.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi proposes the development of CLEAR HEART, an innovative system for recognizing adversarial intent from indicators present in hard and soft intelligence data. Early identification of indicators or behaviors of adversarial intent is critical to protecting US soldiers from attack during… More

Wiki for Intelligent Semantic Event Reporting (WISER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, EVP, Chief Scientist – (321) 473-1421
Award Amount: $1,608,034.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi proposes the development of WISER (Wiki for Intelligent Semantic Event Reporting), an innovative semantic wiki framework for alerting warfighters of significant events and changing conditions relevant to their missions. Intelligence analysis of unstructured intelligence, particularly… More

SMASHUP: A Formal Framework for Secure Mashups

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Heileman, Vice President, Advanced – (321) 473-1420
Award Amount: $745,088.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The recent development of mashup technologies now enables users to easily collect, integrate, and display data from a vast array of different information sources available on the Internet. The ability to harness and leverage information in this manner provides a powerful means for… More

Nublu: Assured Information Sharing in Clouds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of New Mexico
Principal Investigator: Mark Heileman, Senior Scientist – (321) 473-1400
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Shannon Denetchiley
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop an assured information sharing framework for cloud-based systems that leverages our ongoing work in the areas of policy-based usage management and semantic interoperability. The development of this framework will involve the creation of a novel approach to… More

Inception

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kent Bimson, VP, Research – (321) 473-1446
Award Amount: $149,986.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi proposes to develop Inception, a collaborative intelligent wiki for searching, gathering, interpreting, validating, capturing and documenting the characterization of stakeholder needs for Modeling and Simulation systems. The first phase or the inception phase of the systems… More

BackSweep: Seeing Anomalous Events In Context

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Chief Scientist – (321) 473-1421
Award Amount: $749,956.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A nightmare scenario for the U.S. Air Force is where multiple satellites suddenly stop communicating without warning, indicating a possible hostile anti-satellite campaign on the nation"s space assets. In order to mitigate this significant national risk, the Air Force Space Command… More

RDF-F3

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kent Bimson, Scientist – (321) 473-1446
Award Amount: $748,558.00
Abstract:
Navy operators are being inundated with intelligence information, especially text. Better methods and tools are needed to help them identify the mission-relevant"needles"within these information"haystacks."Researchers have made progress using ontologiesrepresented as RDF… More

STAFF: Semantic Targeting and All-source Fusion Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Hull, Chief Scientist – (321) 473-1421
Award Amount: $744,886.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi proposes the development of the Semantic Targeting and All-source Fusion Framework (STAFF), an innovative, net-centric framework for fusing human intelligence (HUMINT), video and imagery intelligence (IMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), and other intelligence data for high-value… More

Clear Heart: Recognizing Adversarial Intent from Multi-INT Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kent Bimson, VP, Research – (321) 473-1446
Award Amount: $492,601.00
Abstract:
Early identification of indicators or behaviors of adversarial intent is critical to protecting US soldiers from attack during counter-insurgency and peace-keeping missions. Furthermore, the enemy goes to great lengths to hide his activities, making detection even more difficult. Modus Operandi… More

Crowdsourcing Situational Awareness (Crowd- SA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Teresa Nieten, Scientist – (321) 473-1426
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The basic need in a crisis situation, whether it is a natural or unnatural disaster, political or social unrest, or some combination, is relevant, timely and accurate information, filtered to present the most pertinent data to the decision makers. Commanders have unique information requirements due… More

Intelligence and Intuition for Enhanced Decision Making (I2EDM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Institute for Human&Machine Cogni
Principal Investigator: Teresa Nieten, Scientist – (321) 473-1426
Award Amount: $80,000.00
RI Contact: Diana Thacker
Abstract:
The focus of our Intelligence and Intuition for Enhanced Decision Making (I2EDM) Phase 1 research is to provide efficient and timely automated production and dissemination of information products in support of doctrinal Decision Points for the Company and below in austere environments. Operating in… More

Inception

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Teresa Nieten, Scientist – (321) 473-1426
Award Amount: $997,408.00
Abstract:
Modus Operandi proposes to continue the development of Inception, a collaborative intelligent service for searching, gathering, interpreting, validating, capturing, and documenting the characterization of stakeholder needs for Modeling and Simulation (M & S) systems. The first phase or the… More

Nublu: Assured Information Sharing in Clouds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of New Mexico
Principal Investigator: Mark Heileman, Sr. Scientist – (321) 473-1426
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Shannon Denetchiley
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop an assured information sharing framework for cloud-based systems that leverages our ongoing work in the areas of policy-based usage management and semantic interoperability. The development of this framework will involve the creation of a novel approach to… More

Fluxus: Innovative Technology for Secure Cloud Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Heileman, Scientist – (321) 473-1420
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Modus Operandi Team proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate innovative technology to detect, prevent, and mitigate security threats at all levels within the cloud computing environment. Within the problem space, our objective is to provide measurable security in the cloud environment that… More

Inferential Integration of Normalized Knowledge (I2NK)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Nieten, Scientist – (321) 473-1425
Award Amount: $997,720.00
Abstract:
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