Battlespace Superiority Through Better Decision Making (SuperCision)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-C-6539
Agency Tracking Number: F041-067-2938
Amount: $749,986.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-067
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
DUNS: 555403328
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Painter
 Senior Systems Analyst
 (979) 260-5274
 mpainter@kbsi.com
Business Contact
 Richard Mayer
Title: President
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: rmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of this project is to design and successfully deploy the methods and tools to i) more accurately assess individual decision-making effectiveness, ii) help train military decision makers to dramatically, and predictably, improve their decision-making skills, knowledge, and experience, and iii) provide the foundations for helping institutionalize a career-long endeavor to master the art of decision-making among military professionals just as it is now a career-long endeavor to master the art of military leadership . The envisioned tool supporting these capabilities is referred to as SuperCision, reflecting its support for Battlespace Superiority Through Better Decision Making to achieve decisive victory. The approach involves the innovative use of Bayesian nets to determine key decision maker evaluation factors (e.g., timeliness, situation awareness), evaluate decision maker areas of potential strength and weakness, develop specialized training and experience-building plans, and predict expected decision-making performance from incremental investments in that training.

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