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Cultural Assessment and Simulation of Military Information/Operations in…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81335
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-079-2360
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: 2007
Title: Cultural Assessment and Simulation of Military Information/Operations in Reaction and Response (CASMIRR)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-07-C-0051
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

In the battle to "win the hearts and minds" of civilians close to conflict, the U.S. armed services have had difficulty operating and interacting with cultures different from our own. This seems largely due to the difficulty of understanding how culture applies to a given situation, and how the Soldiers' actions will be construed within that cultural context. To improve the quality of Soldiers' interactions in foreign environments, we propose to create the Cultural Assessment and Simulation of Military Information/Operations in Reaction and Response (CASMIRR) system. CASMIRR is designed as a computer-based planning program comprised of a theoretical framework for cultural landscape analysis and visualization software. These will combine to enable users to create simulated population representations that can be updated with new culturally relevant information. In Phase II, CASMIRR will be integrated with a simulation modeling tool that will analyze different courses of actions, identify key players within the simulated social network, identify intelligence deficiencies, and recommend plans for future data collections to augment the cultural landscape analysis and visualization capabilities developed in Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Paley
VP Government Programs
2028421548
paley@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