Integrated Assessment for Strategic and Situational Cognitive Readiness

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0057
Agency Tracking Number: O102-CR5-2244
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-CR5
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, -
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Leddo
 Senior Cognitive Scientist
 (301) 294-5247
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Director of Contracts and Proposals
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
In today"s rapidly changing battlefield, individuals can be assessed for their cognitive readiness to execute a mission. We divide cognitive readiness into strategic cognitive readiness, which involves the knowledge and skills to perform a mission, and situational cognitive readiness, which involves being physically and mentally prepared to perform as effectively as the individual has been trained. For example, warfighters who are sleep-deprived or overly stressed will not perform as well as they are capable. The Army"s ACRA test of cognitive readiness focuses on tests of mental agility. Different tests exercise specific kinds of mental processing requirements, and tests can be selected based on the expected processing needs of Soldiers in an upcoming mission. This project improves ACRA. To test knowledge required for a mission, the proposed project tests individuals"knowledge. To test situational cognitive readiness, we will add physiological measures. To guide the selection of tests that should be used for an upcoming mission, we will develop a framework by which selection of tests and scoring of tests is automated. Finally, the situational test battery will be deployed on a handheld device, and communicate results to a central repository for organizational use.

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