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Cultural Intelligence Wiki-berry

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-07-P-0090
Agency Tracking Number: S071-006-0069
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM07-006
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-09-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-03-05
Small Business Information
11965 Venice Blvd Suite 402
Los Angeles, CA 90066
United States
DUNS: 190053053
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 W. Lewis Johnson
 Chief Scientist
 (310) 566-7272
Business Contact
 Sandee Baker
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (310) 566-7272
Research Institution

Tactical Language Training, LLC, in collaboration with MYMIC, LLC, proposes to develop a portable cultural knowledge acquisition device called Wiki-berry, which service members can take into the field. The device will be capable of recording a variety of media, including voice, documents, images, and video. It will employ a user interface that is suitable for field use, as well as a rugged design that facilitates its use in harsh environments. It will enable users to classify and annotate collected cultural material, to make the material easier to organize, validate, and maintain. It will also automate the process of uploading the cultural material to a Wiki-compatible server, for further organization, analysis, and presentation. We anticipate that many users of the proposed handheld knowledge acquisition device will not be skilled anthropologists. We therefore plan to build templates and step-by-step procedures into the Wiki-berry that will guide users through the data collection process, to maximize the utility of the collected data. We also will build guides and assists into the Wiki-compatible database in order to facilitate the organization and validation of the collected data.

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