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Webster

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
66844
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O032-4021
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
21st Century Systems, Incorporated
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141 Omaha, NE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Webster
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-05-C-0115
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The capability to correlate and integrate disparate information from heterogeneous intelligence sources that come with varying degrees of certainty and reliability is crucial for counter-terrorism operations (CTO). 21st Century Systems, Incorporated is pleased to propose continuing its successful Phase I research and development in refining the high-level Webster framework and expand the Webster software agent system to incorporate use of multiple existing systems into a high-level information fusion system. Webster combines multidisciplinary expertise for the integration and inference of information products extracted from the Internet (OSINT), with quantification of data certainty and source reliability. Webster retrieves, filters, analyzes, and fuses information that is time sensitive and critical to CTO. In order to handle incoming intelligence-based secure sources, Web data, and field data sources, potentially massive in amount, Webster will employ 21CSI's Hierarchical Collective Agent Network (HCAN) architecture. HCAN agents, ultimately in thousands, will be responsible for overall supervision, scheduling, coordination, and execution of information retrieving, filtering, analysis, and fusion tasking. Intelligence information fusion and attendant uncertainty estimates are performed by a novel Hybrid Intrinsic Cellular Inference Network (HICIN) structure. HICIN is an information integration engine embedded with advanced reasoning and uncertainty handling mechanisms.

Principal Investigator:

Richard A. Flanagan
Principal Member, Technic
7758324407
rich@21csi.com

Business Contact:

Lana Stoyen
President
5713230080
lana@21csi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.
12152 Windsor Hall Way Herndon, VA 20170

EIN/Tax ID: 133893506
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No