Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-09-C-0033
Agency Tracking Number: O072-CR4-2013
Amount: $729,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD07-CR4
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
1050 W NASA Blvd, Suite 154, Melbourne, FL, 32901
DUNS: 038379579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bruce McQueary
 VP
 (321) 409-5252
 bmcqueary@securboration.com
Business Contact
 Lynn Lehman
Title: VP
Phone: (919) 244-3946
Email: llehman@securboration.com
Research Institution
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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