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Agent-Based Knowledge Enablers for the Unit of Action

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68105
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0459
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Avenue Suite 800 Silver Spring, MD 20910-4453
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Agent-Based Knowledge Enablers for the Unit of Action
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-04-C-0048
Award Amount: $69,972.00
 

Abstract:

Unlike the past, modern conflicts are increasingly regional and asymmetric. This has prompted the Army to transform to Future Combat Systems (FCS) via an Objective Force - responsive, deployable, agile, versatile, lethal, survivable and sustainable. Strategic Manuever is key to this force - the rapid projection of military power. Given the available airlift and sealift, this requires the Army to "trade ... steel for ... information:" the lethality and survivability of current platforms is replaced by integration where interoperability ensures component lethality and survivability. Key enablers supporting this shift are Information Dominance via Network Centric Warfare (NCW). However, NCW advantages are often negated by Information Overload - an inability to separate the useful information from the mass of available data. Evolving Army doctrine includes techniques to help mitigate this overload. Among them are the Commander's Critical Information Requirements (CCIR), defined by the Commander as a decision-making aid. Useful CCIR overcomes overload by identifying what is most mission-critical. In a NCW environment, aids implemented via software agents are desired for their mobility and potential for intelligent action. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) will apply mobile software agent technology to the generation of CCIR within the organizational structure of an objective force Unit of Action (UA).

Principal Investigator:

Mark Cammarere
Senior Scientist
3157970613
mcammarere@tsc.com

Business Contact:

Robert Graziano
President
2032613508
rgraziano@tsc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025

EIN/Tax ID: 954399083
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No