ADS FORCE PHASE II: Assessment and Development Strategies FOr team Rapid Cognitive Effectiveness

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-12-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1159
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-CR4
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
Kara Orvis
Senior Scientist
(703) 629-1823
korvis@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Thomas McKenna
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2443
mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Current military combat operations emphasize the use of teams, who are often expected to rapidly deploy together. This rapid deployment cycle is especially true for military transition teams. Such teams must quickly become highly functioning, as characterized by high levels of team cognitive readiness. To address the need for newly formed teams to rapidly become cognitively ready and effective, the Aptima team proposes to develop the Assessment and Development Strategies FOr Rapid team Cognitive Effectiveness (ADS FORCE) system. In Phase I, Aptima laid the theoretical foundation for the development of ADS FORCE which will help teams enhance their levels of cognitive readiness at various points in development. During Phase II, Aptima will use that theoretical foundation to fully develop the system which contains two different training stages. Stage 1 uses a virtual environment where teams can train prior to pre-deployment training (extending a team"s training cycle). Automated measurement results and team development strategies are delivered to the leader. Stage 2 occurs in a face-to-face environment, where the leader has more control over the assessment and training functions. Measurement and training recommendations will be given to the leader in the form of a hip pocket card or smart phone application.

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