FORCENavigator: Collaboration and Knowledge Interoperability in Net-Centric Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0070
Agency Tracking Number: N062-148-0072
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-148
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
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
 Harvey Smallman
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 535-1661
 smallman@pacific-science.com
Business Contact
 James Callan
Title: President
Phone: (858) 535-1661
Email: jrcallan@pacific-science.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Ongoing naval operations are characterized by rapidly mutating, asymmetric threats and an ever quickening battle tempo. Networked information tools such as FORCEnet and WebCOP show tremendous promise for providing warfighters vistas of real-time, mission-relevant, battlefield knowledge to counter these threats. But simply presenting and sharing information is not sufficient to enable networked warfighters to comprehend how changing events impact their plans. Pacific Science & Engineering (PSE) proposes to maximize the impact of networked information by developing an integrated suite of collaboration tools to support operational planning teams. This suite of tools is called FORCEnavigator. FORCEnavigator is specifically focused on solving the critical problems of 1) understanding and resolving competing constraints on resources, and 2) maintaining tight congruence across the changes to plans that inevitably occur. PSE has the scientific expertise and decision support development experience, coupled with access to expert military users, to integrate emerging cognitive science concepts in collaboration and knowledge interoperability into an effective and efficient collaboration solution. This proposal lays out the elements of the design of such a system, and it details the tasks necessary to develop a concept prototype of it.

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