Logistical Decision Support and Planning in a Counterinsurgency Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-08-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number: A072-073-0990
Amount: $119,931.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-073
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
DUNS: 053885604
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Cammarere
 Principal Staff Engineer
 (315) 797-0613
 Mark.Cammarere@tsc.com
Business Contact
 Robert Graziano
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (203) 261-3508
Email: Robert.Graziano@tsc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Future U.S. conflicts increasingly involve operations against insurgents in asymmetric environments. Ongoing operations have demonstrated that insurgents can effectively disrupt the Army’s ability to establish and maintain the logistical lines of communication (LOCs). Insurgent success is based on rapidly changing, low technology tactics that are difficult to counter. Consequently, there are few secure “rear areas” suitable for conventional logistic operations. Simultaneously, the DoD transformation embraces a decreased in-theater logistic footprint to effectively support quicker and more agile combat forces. As a result, sparse logistics assets are at greater risk – increasing force protection requirements. Given the leaner nature of the Army’s future force, increased logistic force protection must be achieved with little direct support from in-theater combat units. When planning logistic operations, there is a need to account, not only for local terrain and friendly doctrine/forces, but predicted enemy activity. TSC proposes an innovative solution to plan logistics operations that mitigate potential insurgent attacks before they occur. In Phase I, TSC will leverage an existing logistic decision aid and data discovery engine developed on previous efforts for the Army to demonstrate feasibility. In Phase II, TSC will develop an end-to-end prototype tool to extract related information, assess risk of insurgent attack, and incorporate risk metrics into logistics planning.

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