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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0172
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-116-0555
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-116
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
PACIFIC SCIENCE & ENGINEERING GROUP, INC
9180 Brown Deer Road, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131182388
Principal Investigator:
Harvey Smallman
Principal Investigator
(858) 535-1661
smallman@pacific-science.com
Business Contact:
James Callan
President & CEO
(858) 535-1661
jrcallan@pacific-science.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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