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System for Information and Meta-information Portrayal of Lessons-learned (SIMPL)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90105
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-002-0244
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: 2009
Title: System for Information and Meta-information Portrayal of Lessons-learned (SIMPL)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0057
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

A key challenge for net-centric warfare in the age of information is: How do we know that our actions are having the desired effects? This deceptively simple question often goes unanswered despite the increasingly massive amounts of information available. In the Air and Space Operations Center (AOC), the Operational Assessment Team is responsible for answering this question for the Joint Forces Air Component Commander (JFACC). One method for conveying the right information in a timely manner to answer this question is to use meta-information to appropriately qualify and characterize the information needed to make an assessment of mission performance. Aptima proposes to develop the System for Information and Meta-information Portrayal of Lessons-learned (SIMPL) to enable faster, more effective operational assessment and decision-making. The keys to our proposed effort are: (1) defining the taxonomy of information and meta-information required for Operational Assessment; (2) designing visualizations to enable Operational Assessment; and (3) evaluating the efficacy of the visualization designs to convey actionable information in a timely manner for Operational Assessment in real-world and training environments. The Phase I efforts will include the initial design, development, and evaluation of SIMPL, which we will fully develop and evaluate in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Cullen Jackson
Team Lead
7814962408
cjackson@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
Research Institution Information:
WRIGHT STATE UNIV.
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
Contact: John M. Flach
Contact Phone: (937) 775-2391
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university