Presentation and Management of Blue Force Capabilities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-13-C-0177
Agency Tracking Number: F131-054-1287
Amount: $149,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-054
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
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Principal Investigator
 Bruce McQueary
 Vice President R&D
 (321) 591-7271
Business Contact
 Lynn Lehman
Title: CEO
Phone: (919) 244-3946
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: There is a gap in the battle planning community with respect to blue force situational awareness. Specifically, military commanders and operators do not have timely and accurate information about what resources are available to them, where they are, and how best to use them in a mission. Blue force awareness currently stems from readiness applications such as Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS), which provide broad subjective measurements of generic readiness (e.g. personnel, equipment and it"s condition, training), rather than comprehensive mission-specific readiness to execute in complex areas of operation. This gap is widening with the emergence of Integrated Battle Planning Capability (IBPC) that seeks to coordinate and synchronize joint planning across the air, space, and cyber domains at an increased operational tempo. To narrow this gap, Securboration is developing the Blue-force Awareness Capability and Understanding System or BACUS. Our approach for BACUS leverages Securboration"s expertise in enterprise-wide service oriented architectures applied to joint readiness evaluation, tactical and operational planning and assessment, and intelligence analysis to access a variety of diverse readiness data, reason about it, and gain a clear understanding of blue force readiness within a mission relevant context. BENEFIT: BACUS benefits DoD"s emphasis on developing a joint Battle Planning Capability (IBPC) across air, space, and cyber. BACUS will integrate with, and provide data to, ongoing AFRL IBPC efforts. As a result, joint air, space, and cyber missions will be better synchronized, managed, and optimized. BACUS also has significant potential to benefit the commercial sector in areas such as business intelligence and just-in-time / vendor managed inventory. For example, Securboration has applied the techniques proposed in BACUS to develop our subscription-based Business Intelligence Alerting System (BILERTS); while the increased SA that BACUS provides on internal operations status can be applied for optimizing inventory processes.

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