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Interactive Learning Environment for Managing Socio-cultural Influences on…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
82935
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-CR5-2021
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT 06385-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Interactive Learning Environment for Managing Socio-cultural Influences on Human-to-Human Interactions at the Tactical Level
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W911QX-07-C-0042
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Sonalysts, Inc. is pleased to propose the Tactical Multicultural Experience Development System (TAC-MEDS) to provide junior military personnel with the experience they need to excel. The TAC-MEDS System will contain basic instruction in multi-cultural interaction principles, skills, and attitudes. Beyond that, the TAC-MEDS System will include a Practice Environment in which users can interact with various characters in realistic situations, observe their results, and get coaching. It will also include a Question-and-Answer (Q&A) Environment in which users can interact with a knowledge base as if they were talking to experienced peers. The TAC-MEDS System will deliver the training "any time and any place." The goal of the TAC-MEDS System will be to allow users to explore new situations, fail as necessary, and learn from those failures before they are faced with real-time events, which will require the application of those skills. The old adage holds that, "Good judgment is the result of experience, and experience is the result of poor judgment." The TAC-MEDS System will give warriors the experience they need to succeed. Further, the experience will take place in a safe, structured environment in which errors do not jeopardize mission success and constructive coaching can be delivered.

Principal Investigator:

James E. McCarthy
Principal Investigator
8603263792
mccarthy@sonalysts.com

Business Contact:

Denise Grudier
Contracting Officer
8603263652
dgrudier@sonalysts.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SONALYSTS, INC.
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT 06385

EIN/Tax ID: 060902362
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No