You are here

Big Open Source Social Science (BOSSS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-16-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: A16A-013-0115
Amount: $149,943.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16A-T013
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-02-16
Small Business Information
70 Westview Street
Lexington, MA 02421
United States
DUNS: 965530517
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tom Allen
 (617) 583-5730
Business Contact
 Kendra Moore
Phone: (617) 583-5730
Research Institution
 Arizona State University
 Lindsey Bosak
411 N. Central Avenue, Suite 750 \N
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2163
United States

 (480) 965-7874
 Nonprofit College or University

Boston Fusion Corp. and Arizona State University propose to research and develop Big Open Source Social Science (BOSSS). In BOSSS, we will create a unified approach that combines social and computer science methodologies to collect and interpret big open source data, yielding meaningful focused analysis of selected populations. We will develop a system framework that adaptively learns social behavior patterns that may indicate changes in the populations priorities, public opinion (or perception of public opinion), and social discourse. BOSSS will investigate, design, implement, demonstrate, validate, mature, and transition to operational use an innovative capability to (1) Identify, collect, and extract meaningful information from multi-model open source data that is relevant to the operational domain; (2) Organize and store the multi-modal, multi-scale, uncertain information in a manner that enables learning and discovery; (3) Exploit the stored data to measure and validate social science indicators of population characteristics; and (4) Interface with operators and decision makers to control the process and interpret the results. In Phase I, we will capture requirements and develop system concepts demonstrating the feasibility and promise of the BOSSS system concept to be realized in Phase II.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government