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Shared Intelligence Evaluation VisualizEr (SIEVE): Web-based threat assessment for cross-cultural intelligence analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0172
Agency Tracking Number: N041-116-0555
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-116
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-04-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-10-30
Small Business Information
9180 Brown Deer Road
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
DUNS: 131182388
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Harvey Smallman
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 535-1661
Business Contact
 James Callan
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (858) 535-1661
Research Institution

Accurate cross-cultural intelligence analysis of rapidly developing threats is extremely difficult when the environment is characterized by dispersed and fragmentary data, cross-cultural differences, and inherent cognitive predispositions to exhibit biased information integration. The objective of this Phase I proposal is to integrate the results and lessons learned from a series of research programs to create a new tool to support cross-cultural intelligence analysis called SIEVE (Shared Intelligence Evaluation VisualizEr). SIEVE integrates notions from these different efforts as well as novel notions for the reduction of decision bias, to create a powerful threat assessment system for cross-cultural intelligence analysis. SIEVE creates a Web-based coordinating representation for analysts' activities populated with seven key design features derived from a cognitive model. These design features specifically address the problems inherent in information integration by physically separated analysts, cross-cultural exchange of meaning, and biased hypothesis exploration and decision making. This proposal lays out the elements of the design of such a system, and it details the tasks necessary to develop a prototype.

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