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Data Analysis Tool to Assess Value of Information for Decision-making (DATAVOID)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W912HZ-18-P-0094
Agency Tracking Number: A181-059-0215
Amount: $149,971.09
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18-059
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-16
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Ruttenberg
 Senior Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
 bruttenberg@cra.com
Business Contact
 Yvonne Fuller
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: yfuller@cra.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Commanders in the Army are responsible for making critical decisions where a poor choice can have disastrous consequences for the mission. These consequences can range from monetary cost to loss of human life. To make the optimal decision often requires a complete knowledge of the mission scenario. Complicating the matter is that information is often hard to obtain and time is limited, therefore the Commander must quickly prioritize which information to gather and analyze given their time-sensitive requirements. To address this challenge, we propose to design a Data Analysis Tool to Assess Value of Information for Decision-making (DATAVOID). DATAVOID uses a user interface that enables the Commander to formalize their decision-making process to optimize prioritized information requirements by probabilistically assessing the Value of Information (VoI) for any given piece of data.

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