Knowledge Extraction for Prediction and Visualization of Terrorist Networks (PVTN)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-11-C-0091
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-L01-2027
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-L01
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
3527 Beverly Glen Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124668711
Principal Investigator:
AmosFreedy
President
(818) 788-4830
afreedy@percsolutions.com
Business Contact:
GershonWeltman
Vice President
(818) 788-1025
gweltman@percsolutions.com
Research Institute:
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Abstract
This proposal is to develop a system for Knowledge Extraction for Prediction and Visualization of Terrorist Networks (PVTN). The PVTN system will provide tools to discover, extract and display trends in the evolution of terrorist networks as an aid to the tactical decision maker. We propose a three-pronged strategy to assist tactical decision makers in extracting critical concepts and understanding the temporal dynamics of terrorist behavior patterns and organizations: The first feature involves a multi-dimensional animated visualization of the terrorist network which will emphasize visually the temporal elements in terrorist behaviors, interactions, and organizational dynamics. The second feature involves consensus analysis of databases to identify emergent sub-networks and sub-groups and thus to target the emergence and diffusion of new concepts for terrorist activities. The third feature involves leveraging the economy of relations to predict the future state of the terrorist network and thus to predict shifts in terrorist organizations. We also propose to integrate the PVTN tools with a comprehensive decision analysis system in order to: create an end-to-end support system for superior tactical decisions, and provide practical working software framework and proven user interface for rapidly placing the PVTN tools in the hand of tactical decision makers.

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