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Infusiun: A Decision Support System for Intelligence Fusion and Uncertainty…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
66846
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O032-4092
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 01801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Infusiun: A Decision Support System for Intelligence Fusion and Uncertainty Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-04-M-0055
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop the Infusiun decision support tool to provide quantitative support to counter-terrorism analysts performing Level 3 information fusion (Threat Assessment) from open-source and human intelligence. The focus of our effort is onproviding intelligence analysts with methods to manage uncertainty of information and generate quantitative measures of the validity of their assessments. We represent each intelligence source as providing evidence from which the analyst will, incombination with evidence drawn from other sources, seek to draw conclusions about the status and intent of a terrorist organization. Our method will provide the analyst with a multi-dimensional measure of the confidence level of these conclusions based onthe following three properties:¿ Robustness: the extent to which the conclusions are based on multiple independent sources of information;¿ Reliability: the extent to which the conclusions are based on intelligence determined to be accurate and reliable;¿ Strength: the extent to which the conclusions are supported by the evidence reported in the intelligence sources.We propose an innovative approach that draws upon techniques from social network theory, reliability theory, fuzzy logic, and belief theory to integrate empirical measures of validity with the judgment and expertise of the analyst.

Principal Investigator:

Kari Chopra
Quantitative Analyst
2157631284
kchopra@aptima.com

Business Contact:

Margaret J. 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