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Behavior Signatures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-6813
Agency Tracking Number: F071-039-2467
Amount: $99,883.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-039
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-04-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-02-03
Small Business Information
1595 Spring Hill Road , Suite 250
Vienna, VA 22182
United States
DUNS: 198349516
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dennis Leedom
 Senior Scientist
 (512) 869-1658
Business Contact
 Mary Stewart
Title: Vice President
Phone: (703) 893-6800
Research Institution

The proposed Phase I research will illustrate and assess the feasibility of combining dynamic meaning systems, work control structures, and 4th-generation warfare principles to yield a computational environment for developing behavior signatures of a transnational insurgency movement. This environment allows intelligence analysts and operational planners to develop a functionally-linked framework of hypotheses regarding a transnational insurgency movement’s strategic/operational intent and organizational capabilities that can be dynamically maintained as an evidence-supported belief structure, and used to holistically interpret the operational significance of observed objects, events, and conditions and predictively assess and disrupt a future set of contextually-related insurgency behaviors. The research will apply the framework to two case studies involving recent transnational insurgency movements in order to (1) determine if sufficient information exists to create meaningful behavior signatures, (2) identify and illustrate computational methods and techniques that could be incorporated into a Phase II behavior signature system for dynamically maintaining and evaluating a hypothesized model of an insurgency campaign across the strategic-political-operational-tactical spectrum of operations, and (3) identify potential Air Force applications of the behavior signature system for collection management, identification of appropriate operational effects, and the targeting of specific military and interagency actions.

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