Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$729,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9132T-09-C-0033
Award Id:
86089
Agency Tracking Number:
O072-CR4-2013
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1050 W NASA Blvd, Suite 154, Melbourne, FL, 32901
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
038379579
Principal Investigator:
BruceMcqueary
VP
(321) 409-5252
bmcqueary@securboration.com
Business Contact:
LynnLehman
VP
(919) 244-3946
llehman@securboration.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Today's strategic threat is far more fragmented than during the Cold War era. The US and its allies face asymmetric adversaries and irregular warfare tactics that effectively allow small groups of insurgents to destabilize entire nations. The result is an increase in Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) operations. In fact, since the end of the Cold War, the United States military has been involved in SSTR operations every 18 to 24 months. Assessing progress towards sustainable peace requires relevant metrics and the Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE) program has made significant gains in this area. MPICE identifies stability indicators and related metrics for conflict drivers as well as the local institutional capacity to minimize those drivers. While MPICE provides a valuable systematic framework, there is a key technology gap in providing necessary insights and situation understanding with respect to meeting USG strategic stability goals. MASM uses advanced computational modeling and social network analysis to address this gap and enhance understanding that goes much further than metrics alone.

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