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A Human-Centric Architecture for Net-Centric Operations

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Pacific Science & Engineering Group, Inc.
9180 Brown Deer Road San Diego, CA 92121-2238
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: A Human-Centric Architecture for Net-Centric Operations
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0251
Award Amount: $69,999.00


To be effective, modern military command and control requires an enormous amount of communication, coordination, and collaboration among the various forces, services, and coalition partners involved. Many tools have been developed or adopted from industry to meet this need; however, these same tools have significant limitations, the most important being that none of the technologies are "aware of" the other or able to easily share information with one another. As a result, each of the information "spaces" addressed by these tools effectively remains separate and uncoordinated, and effective communication, coordination, and collaboration suffer. To address this situation we propose developing a single, multi-purpose information exchange and knowledge management tool that leverages the strengths of the various tools in use today while overcoming their weaknesses; and that facilitates distributed, coordinated, collaboration by military personnel - in other words, a Distributed Coordinated Collaboration Spaces (DCCS) tool. The DCCS tool will, a) facilitate the rapid development of shared mental models and improved SA among its users, b) support distributed synchronous and asynchronous collaboration, c) allow users working in one information space to coordinate and collaborate with users in other information spaces, and d) promote collaborative discussion and analysis of uncertain, ambiguous, or conflicting data.

Principal Investigator:

Ron Moore
Senior Analyst

Business Contact:

Mary J. Comstock
Business Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

9180 Brown Deer Road San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID: 330086000
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Board of Governors, Colorado State
408 University Services, Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CA 80523
Contact: Mary Selby
Contact Phone: (970) 491-5574
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university