Optimizing Leadership Performance Through Context Awareness and Simulation Based Training in Network Centric Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-6729
Agency Tracking Number: O053-CR1-1035
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-CR1
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
2673 Commons Blvd, Suite 20, Beavercreek, OH, 45431
DUNS: 099666211
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Terry Fulbright
 Program Manager
 (937) 306-5003
Business Contact
 Terry Fulbright
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (937) 306-5003
Email: tfulbright@jxtai.com
Research Institution
Two concepts that impact the preparation of future leaders are network centric operations (NCO) and effects-based operations (EBO). These emerging concepts are being formulated as we speak, yet they will be central to the set of dynamic leadership skills required in the future. In the NCO environment leaders will have the ability to be context-aware at all times thus increasing their ability to make timely and effective decisions. Future leaders must be prepared to capitalize on their ability to be context-aware by raising their state of cognitive awareness to prepare them for ongoing situational ambiguity, and to prevent information overload at all levels. These leadership skills will require new and innovative training techniques. Context Awareness Simulation Training for Leadership (CASTLE) is a network centric approach to providing future leaders just those skills, just as they're needed, in their familiar NCO environment. CASTLE will be readily accessible and rapidly reconfigurable by government subject matter experts to support current and evolving leadership training requirements. Feasible candidate computer-mediated training technologies and environments will be identified and assessed for applicability. These technologies will include the use of simulation, intelligent tutoring, educational games and exercises, and distributed training for individuals and teams.

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