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Crash Safety Data Recorder

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0952
Agency Tracking Number: N202-126-0747
Amount: $239,479.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N202-126
Solicitation Number: 20.2
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-10-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-05-09
Small Business Information
3600 Green Court Suite 600
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-1111
United States
DUNS: 009485124
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Wray
 (919) 967-5079
Business Contact
 Denise Nicholson
Phone: (407) 602-6124
Research Institution

Over the last half decade, deliberate misuse and manipulation of social networks to promote and to amplify false narratives has become a national security issue. Information Operations teams, established to counter such threats, lack tools to allow them to explore, develop, and train Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs). A specific and acute gap is the ability to create realistic and valid examples with which to develop and to test TTPs. We propose to develop tools and methods that will allow generation of synthetic but realistic text content at scale in support of specific experimentation and training usage goals. Transformer models can be adapted for content generation to support large-scale synthesis and form the foundation of the proposed work. A  user will be able to “seed” topics and to review, edit, and tag generated text. Accepted text will be packaged to allow use (deployment) in a synthetic environment. A Phase I proof-of-concept will demonstrate the feasibility of realistic text generation and placement into the context of scenarios and relevant use cases.

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