Knowledge Flow in Command and Control (C2)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R287
Agency Tracking Number: 04SB1-0368
Amount: $349,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: SB041-020
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
PACIFIC SCIENCE & ENGINEERING GROUP, INC
9180 Brown Deer Road, San Diego, CA, 92121
DUNS: 131182388
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald Moore
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 535-1661
 ramoore@pacific-science.com
Business Contact
 James Callan
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (858) 535-1661
Email: jrcallan@pacific-science.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Although incremental improvements have been made in command and control and decision making theories, practices, and supporting technologies over the past several decades, true innovation has been lacking. Three major problem areas exist that preclude revolutionary progress in military command and control, i.e., information overload, troubling gaps in our understanding of human information processing and decision making, and an unbalanced focus on individuals and small teams vice larger groups and the with which they interact. The proposed work in this SBIR Phase I will begin to address all three areas in order to pave the way for the development of an intelligent command center that is aware of its human symbiots' needs, capabilities, and limitations. To the lay the groundwork for more sophisticated, larger-scale work toward an intelligent, aware command center, Phase I work will identify, describe, and model cognitive tasks and information flow within a representative state-of-the-art command center - in this case, an Aegis CIC. Based on this information and resultant model, innovative displays/interfaces and other advanced technologies will be proposed along with metrics able to measure the impact of any proposed changes to command center organization, processes, or technologies.

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