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Tactical Language and Culture Trainer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-06-P-0043
Agency Tracking Number: S061-010-0037
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM06-010
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-07-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-01-25
Small Business Information
13101 W. Washington Blvd #214
Los Angeles, CA 90066
United States
DUNS: 190053053
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Andre Valente
 Chief Operating Officer
 (310) 621-1639
Business Contact
 Sandee Baker
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (805) 908-9751
Research Institution

We propose to develop a computer-based training system for foreign languages and cultures by leveraging our Tactical Language and Culture Training System. The system is designed to enable the majority of trainees to quickly achieve an Inter-agency Language Round Table (ILR) Proficiency Level of at least 0+/0+/0+ while focusing on the communication skills and cultural awareness necessary to carry out typical Special Force missions. Trainees develop and practice their skills in the context of interactive exercises and videogame-based scenarios. Research in this effort will leverage our existing technology and focus on four major directions: (a) support for written language as well as spoken language, in order to promote reading and writing skills, (b) improving and automating system maintenance, troubleshooting and updates, (c) support for use in a distance learning context, compatible with SCORM interoperability standards, and (d) new tools and components to improve system and content scalability.

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