VICTR-E: Visualizations for Integrating, Communicating and Tracking Reasoning Electronically

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0127
Agency Tracking Number: O113-DR2-2070
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD11-DR2
Solitcitation Number: 2011.3
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
Duns: 967259946
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jared Freeman
 Chief Research Officer
 (202) 552-6116
 freeman@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Email: mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
As recent military missions make clear, intelligence gathering at the company level and below is essential to obtaining critical information about the socio-cultural environment. To accomplish this goal, there is an urgent need for tools to support the collaboration among these lower echelon operators in the task of collecting and analyzing socio-cultural information. Effective collaboration requires the communication of not just the findings of an analysis, but also the chain of reasoning that produced them. To address these needs, Aptima proposes to develop VICTR-E: Visualizations for Integrating, Communicating and Tracking Reasoning Electronically. VICTR-E will enable Company Intelligence Support Teams (COISTs) to inspect the range of intelligence data available to them, group related reports together, and develop graphical hypotheses or arguments that can be shared with analysts at higher echelons. Collaboration between COISTs and data gathers at the small unit level is also facilitated by VICTR-E through interactive mechanisms that allow rapid dissemination of collection requirements and retrieval of responses. Additionally, VICTR-E will support collaboration among COISTs though a workspace where analysts can create custom representations of the entities and complex relationships found in cultural data.

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