Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1R43DK055395-01
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (301) 840-8950
Research Institution
Not Available Soldiers in tomorrow's Army will need new skills to function in a technology intensive environment. To assess potential performance in jobs of the future, we propose to develop a Job Skills Model that combines extensive existing models and performance data for today, s jobs with models and measures for the new skills required for tomorrow's jobs, to be assessed in a simulation testbed. Our multidisciplinary project team combines extensive experience in assessing and modeling the job skills of today's soldiers (Micro Analysis and Design) with a proven simulation-based approach for measuring the complex decision-making expertise of Army commanders and the communication and coordination skills of teams in simulated environments (Aptima). Our Phase I products will be a Job Skills Model for selected jobs and a demonstration of how data will be collected in a simulation teethed to populate and validate the model. In Phase II we will use the Distributed Dynamic Decision making simulation to collect performance data and will deliver a validated Job Skills Model, measures for assessing both the existing and new skills required by those jobs, and a simulation teethed for measuring complex decision making and teamwork skills that cannot be assessed in naturalistic environments using more conventional means. BENEFITS: A measurement approach and a set of modeling and simulation tools for assessing the skills needed and the ability of individuals to perform in tomorrow's dynamic,

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