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DIG-SOF: A Next Generation Toolset for Data Aggregation and Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: D17PC00003
Agency Tracking Number: S161-003-0057
Amount: $149,641.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM16-003
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-04-30
Small Business Information
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El Segundo, CA 90245
United States
DUNS: 053003017
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Steven Minton
 (310) 383-9234
Business Contact
 Steven Minton
Phone: (310) 383-9234
Research Institution

As the Web has become an increasingly important communication network, it has also become a resource for terrorists, criminals, insurgents and other adversaries. For this reason, military and intelligence analysts are increasingly interested in technology for monitoring and analyzing information on Web sites, social media and other sources.However, there are many difficult technical challenges involved in this endeavor. Data needs to be harvested from heterogeneous sources without revealing our own identity and operating procedures. Relevant information needs to be extracted from each source, the information needs to cleaned and normalized, and data about entities described in multiple sources needs to be resolved and merged.Finally, the aggregated data must be analyzed to uncover and link relevant information, and the results presented in an easy-to-digest manner.In this project, our goal is to develop a system, DIG-SOF, that addresses these needs.There are many existing components that address pieces of the problem, and we propose to evaluate which components can be integrated to produce a highly capable and flexible system that will meet a wide spectrum of SOCOMs needs.

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