Rapid Ethnographic Assessment and Data management Integration Toolkit (READ-IT)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$374,447.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-13-C-0036
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4997
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11a-T011
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
MA, Cambridge, MA, 02138-4555
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
115243701
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Hopkins
Principal Software Engineer
(617) 491-3474
chopkins@cra.com
Business Contact:
Mark Felix
Contracts Manager
(617) 491-3474
mfelix@cra.com
Research Institute:
University of Kentucky
Wendy Compton
109 Kinkead Hall
Lexington, KY, 40506-0057
(859) 257-9422
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Socio-cultural factors are increasingly being recognized as critical to effective military operations. Therefore, collection and analysis of socio-cultural data is required to provide Warfighters with a comprehensive understanding of their operational environment. Warfighters need tools that enable the capture, management, and rapid analysis of socio-cultural data from heterogeneous sources (e.g., specialized units, combat patrols). Under Phase I, we designed and demonstrated a toolkit architecture that integrates a data management server with collection and analysis tools (including an in-depth analysis tool for expert analysts and a mobile data collection tool for Warfighters). Based on our Phase I successes, we propose a Phase II effort to design and develop a full-scope Rapid Ethnographic Assessment and Data Management Toolkit (READ-IT). This effort includes: (1) expanding our cognitive task analysis to additional operational settings and data collection opportunities; (2) extending our in-depth analysis and mobile collection tools with additional ethnographic assessment techniques and visualization methods; (3) developing high-level analysis tools to help Warfighters rapidly explore ethnographic data; (4) refining the integrated toolkit architecture and data management server; and (5) demonstrating and evaluating the full-scope READ-IT toolkit to support ongoing interactions with our DoD transition partners as well as commercial and academic partners.

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