Linking Output Activity to Outcomes/Impacts in Complex Contingency Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-10-C-0030
Agency Tracking Number: O2-0942
Amount: $1,014,240.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-T003
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
75 Aero Camino, Suite A, Goleta, CA, -
DUNS: 153927827
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald Conroy
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 429-3302
 dconroy@fti-net.com
Business Contact
 Rhoda Adawi
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (805) 685-6672
Email: radawi@fti-net.com
Research Institution
 Fletcher School,Tufts University
 Kim Pachetti
 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA, 02155-7082
 (617) 627-4274
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
As the U.S. Government increases participation in post-conflict Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations (SARO) around the globe, the ability to understand the relationships between task completion and mission completion is critical. The US Government employs a metrics tool developed though the Monitoring Progress in Conflict Environments project. The objective of this Phase II STTR is to provide S/CRS analysts and USG Interagency partners with additional capability to conduct analysis and establish clear interdependencies between activities, tasks, and the desired outcomes. Seasoned scholar practitioners will support the refinement of the analysis framework and maximize synergy between task outputs to mission outcomes and impact to enable more effective SARO planning activities. The data fusion framework to link task progress to the end-state via the integration of multiple data sources will be built on an infrastructure initiated by investments from Missile Defense, Navy and Air Force offices to provide robust decision traceability during acquisition decisions. The Phase I proof-of-concept demonstrated ability to establish task linkage based on Social Science Theory and update the trajectory based on correlation analysis. User feedback confirmed preliminary requirements associated with prototype development. The Phase II program will result in a prototype tool and validate its operation and use concept.

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