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Getting the Word Out: Modeling the Propagation of Counter Insurgency…

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Getting the Word Out: Modeling the Propagation of Counter Insurgency Information within a Population
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-09-M-0217
Award Amount: $99,952.00


Insurgencies have existed throughout history and will continue to provide a problem for our forces abroad, as they are now in the Middle East. Prior measures taken against insurgencies would be intolerable today. As a result, today's approaches are more based in intelligence than force. This approach of counterinsurgency message dissemination fits that approach. In considering this problem, Infoscitex has developed the concept for a novel solution that will adapt current individual-level epidemiological infectious disease research into models selected to facilitate the identification of possible "information superspreaders". We believe strongly that the use of probabilistic methods to identify characteristics present in a superspreader will allow the creation of a profile to be cross referenced with known members of a population to facilitate identification of persons of interest. IST has assembled a distinguished team to address this proposal. In conjunction with our research partner, Dr. Sandro Galea, and the support of Boeing IDS, we are proposing a novel and innovative approach to meeting the requirements called for in the solicitation. At the conclusion of Phase II, we will have a prototype version of our product ready for immediate deployment and testing.

Principal Investigator:

Lynn Bardsley
Manager, Software Systems

Business Contact:

William F. Thompson
Contracts Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No