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Rapid Ethnographic Assessment and Data management Integration Toolkit (READ-IT)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4997
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11a-T011
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Rapid Ethnographic Assessment and Data management Integration Toolkit (READ-IT)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0036
Award Amount: $374,447.00
 

Abstract:

Socio-cultural factors are increasingly being recognized as critical to effective military operations. Therefore, collection and analysis of socio-cultural data is required to provide Warfighters with a comprehensive understanding of their operational environment. Warfighters need tools that enable the capture, management, and rapid analysis of socio-cultural data from heterogeneous sources (e.g., specialized units, combat patrols). Under Phase I, we designed and demonstrated a toolkit architecture that integrates a data management server with collection and analysis tools (including an in-depth analysis tool for expert analysts and a mobile data collection tool for Warfighters). Based on our Phase I successes, we propose a Phase II effort to design and develop a full-scope Rapid Ethnographic Assessment and Data Management Toolkit (READ-IT). This effort includes: (1) expanding our cognitive task analysis to additional operational settings and data collection opportunities; (2) extending our in-depth analysis and mobile collection tools with additional ethnographic assessment techniques and visualization methods; (3) developing high-level analysis tools to help Warfighters rapidly explore ethnographic data; (4) refining the integrated toolkit architecture and data management server; and (5) demonstrating and evaluating the full-scope READ-IT toolkit to support ongoing interactions with our DoD transition partners as well as commercial and academic partners.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Hopkins
Principal Software Engineer
(617) 491-3474
chopkins@cra.com

Business Contact:

Mark S. Felix
Contracts Manager
(617) 491-3474
mfelix@cra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042803764
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Kentucky
109 Kinkead Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0057
Contact: Wendy Compton
Contact Phone: (859) 257-9422