Agent-Based Knowledge Enablers for the Unit of Action

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,972.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W911QX-04-C-0048
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0459
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-042
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
053885604
Principal Investigator
 Mark Cammarere
 Senior Scientist
 (315) 797-0613
 mcammarere@tsc.com
Business Contact
 Robert Graziano
Title: President
Phone: (203) 261-3508
Email: rgraziano@tsc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Unlike the past, modern conflicts are increasingly regional and asymmetric. This has prompted the Army to transform to Future Combat Systems (FCS) via an Objective Force - responsive, deployable, agile, versatile, lethal, survivable and sustainable. Strategic Manuever is key to this force - the rapid projection of military power. Given the available airlift and sealift, this requires the Army to "trade ... steel for ... information:" the lethality and survivability of current platforms is replaced by integration where interoperability ensures component lethality and survivability. Key enablers supporting this shift are Information Dominance via Network Centric Warfare (NCW). However, NCW advantages are often negated by Information Overload - an inability to separate the useful information from the mass of available data. Evolving Army doctrine includes techniques to help mitigate this overload. Among them are the Commander's Critical Information Requirements (CCIR), defined by the Commander as a decision-making aid. Useful CCIR overcomes overload by identifying what is most mission-critical. In a NCW environment, aids implemented via software agents are desired for their mobility and potential for intelligent action. Technology Service Corporation (TSC) will apply mobile software agent technology to the generation of CCIR within the organizational structure of an objective force Unit of Action (UA).

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