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Rapid Ethnographic Assessment Program

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86108
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-CR3-4135
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EURASIA GROUP, LTD.
475 Fifth Avenue, 14th Floor New York, NY 10017-0017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Rapid Ethnographic Assessment Program
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-08-M-0373
Award Amount: $96,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project proposes to develop a rapid ethnographic assessment tool designed specifically to be used by military personnel participating in Security, Stabilization, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) missions who are untrained in social science research methods. Within the Department of the Navy, potential users include Naval Special Warfare, Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC), and the Maritime Civil Affairs Group (MCAG) within Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). Each of these force elements is uniquely positioned to collect ethnographic data prior to large-scale military operations. Because potential or acute political instability is a precursor to United States military involvement in foreign countries, the proposed methodology is informed by both anthropology and political science, the former providing a local level perspective and the latter providing a 'top-down' approach assessing group relationships with central government(s) and structural/institutional drivers of stability. The interdisciplinary methodology is differentiated from the US Army Human Terrain System (HTS) because it provides Naval forces the capability to conduct assessments using organic assets, and will support broad elements of the SSTR mission set, to include the Department of State's Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS) Post-conflict Reconstruction Essential Tasks. This methodology will be tested in the Gulf of Guinea.

Principal Investigator:

Geoff Porter
Program Director
2122133112
porter@eurasiagroup.net

Business Contact:

Andrew Page
Associate
2029030007
page@eurasiagroup.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

EURASIA GROUP, LTD.
475 Fifth Avenue, 14th Floor New York, NY 10017

EIN/Tax ID: 061504950
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No