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C2-MATE: Command and Control Model-based Architecture Tool for Evaluation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68178
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2933
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: 2004
Title: C2-MATE: Command and Control Model-based Architecture Tool for Evaluation
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-04-C-D603
Award Amount: $120,000.00
 

Abstract:

Rapidly evolving technology and network connectivity are enabling innovative command and control systems, concepts, and strategies, yet no accepted measures exist for assessing the effectiveness of those innovations. Because effective C2 outcomes are difficult to define, and the contribution of individual behaviors to those outcomes is rarely clear, a model or framework is needed to guide measure development. We propose to develop the C2-MATE-a C2 Model-based Architecture Tool for Evaluation. This tool will provide users with the capability to: (1) develop a model of the C4ISR architecture for the C2 unit or component being assessed (e.g., a command post or Tactical Operations Center); (2) use the model output to identify the most important factors to be measured; and (3) generate examples of data collection strategies for obtaining empirical data on the desired measures. The final product (in Phase II) will be a C2-MATE tool that identifies appropriate measures based on an architecture model and draws on a library of operational measures and data collection methods and instruments to make recommendations for C2 assessment. Although the initial focus will be on the Army C2 TOC, the tool will be designed to support C2 measurement in a variety of environments.

Principal Investigator:

Jean MacMillan
Chief Scientist
7814962412
macmillj@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