Getting the Word Out: Modeling the Propagation of Counter Insurgency Information within a Population
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DOD / OSD
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.
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