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Latent Semantic Analysis for Assessment and Training of Knowledge and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
54762
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
012HE-0071
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Latent Semantic Analysis for Assessment and Training of Knowledge and Competencies in Air Force Intelligence Organizations
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: F33615-02-M-6009
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

A highly automated approach is proposed to measure learning and performance of cognitive tasks in Air Force intelligence organizations. We propose to identify key knowledge requirements, Mission Essential Competencies, and training needs in arepresentative intelligence domain; develop a Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) model of domain knowledge with which we will assess expertise and diagnose specific knowledge deficits among individuals and teams; devise training strategies that take advantageof automated assessment capabilities; and illustrate them ? along with assessment and knowledge acquisition techniques ? in a web-based conceptual prototype. Work in this and subsequent SBIR Phases should produce: reliable, valid, and non-invasivemeasurement and diagnosis of knowledge and competencies in the CAOC or DCGS; improved selection, training, and real-time decision support; improved planning of new intelligence missions supported by a topically organized knowledge base of prior missions.

Principal Investigator:

Jared Freeman
Dir of Research Division
2028421548
freeman@aptima.com

Business Contact:

Margaret Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
7814962415
clancy@aptima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No