Rapid and Accurate Idea Transfer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0267
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0462
Amount: $746,857.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-032
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
Harmonia, Inc.
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 1000, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
DUNS: 016442399
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Marc Abrams
 President
 (540) 951-5901
 mabrams@harmonia.com
Business Contact
 Pallabi Saboo
Title: CEO
Phone: (540) 951-5915
Email: psaboo@harmonia.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We create LiquidBriefing, a collaborative system that helps knowledge workers advance beyond using the trio of email, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint for reporting and briefings. LiquidBriefing assists organizational knowledge management by capturing ideas at the time of origin, and supports a collaborative editing process to refine them. Reports and briefings are generated by LiquidBriefing and linked to the original sources so that an audience can dive into the details behind bullets on a slide. LiquidBriefing makes presentations more effective via an interactive audience feedback mechanism permitting audience annotation. Visualization components in briefings are matched to information needs either manually (through best practices) or automatically (via cognitive learning). We foster creation of domain-specific vocabularies, to use semantic tagging/querying to help people pinpoint the exact information they seek from a memory of a past briefing or report. Using our 50+ person-years of experience for Fortune 500 companies and DoD with XML processing, Human-Computer Interface products, and collaboration tool design, we aim to improve dramatically the effectiveness, analytic quality, and accuracy of conveying complex ideas, plans, quantitative analysis, and concepts in forms that are standardized across organizations or industries. We also create an open XML meta-language, BriefM, for interchanging briefings.

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