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Dialog Agent System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: DAAD17-02-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number: O2-0038
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
725 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Greg Zacharias
 Senior Principal Scientis
 (617) 491-3474
 glz@cra.com
Business Contact
 Paul Gonsalves
Title: Vice President
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: pgonsalves@cra.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

To support the Joint Task Force (JTF) commander and staff in meeting the decision-aiding and visualization requirements of Stability and Support Operations (SASO), we propose to develop a cognitively-based software environment to address currentshortcomings of existing military command and control (C2) systems. Functional requirements were derived from an in-depth Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) of selected SASO scenarios to identify critical tasks, critical C2 decisions, and key information andvisualization requirements. The proposed SASO Visualization Aid (SASOVA) is comprised of: 1) an adaptive graphical user interface (GUI) configured for specific user profiles and task objectives; 2) an information management module providing intelligentinformation retrieval, filtering, and processing via complementary artificial intelligence (AI) technologies; and 3) a database module supporting linkage across heterogeneous data sources. SASOVA will take advantage of a range of commercial-off-the-shelf(COTS) software tools and environments, and will be DII COE compliant. Key Phase II objectives are: 1) generating detailed specifications for the prototype; 2) developing intelligent information processors for the key modules; 3) developing candidatevisualization prototypes; 4) conducting empirical evaluations of effectiveness and usability; 5) delivering and documenting the final prototype; and 6) identifying commercial product opportunities for Phase III development.

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