Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TPED)-Knowledge Acquisition and Assessment System (KAAS)
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21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC. (Currently 21st Century Systems, Incorporated)
427 South 166th Street, Omaha, NE, 68118
AbstractIn response to Small Business Innovative Research solicitation OSD01-CR10, 21CSI is pleased to propose the development of a proof-of-concept software knowledge assessment tool for TPED teams. Our assessment tool, the TPED Knowledge Acquisition andAssessment System (TPED-KAAS), will be built from the bottom up to support TPED team assessment and training. The heart of this system will be a unique Knowledge database derived from an extensive research in the Mission Essential Competencies (MECs) ofthe TPED team and its members. It will employ intelligent agent technology to generate an incomplete intelligence situation and to assess TPED team members as they prosecute the TPED cycle and complete the situation. We propose to focus our developmentactivity on the TPED assessment needs of the AF Distributed Common Ground Station (AF-DCGS).This SBIR will culminate in an integrated TPED-KAAS software package that will assess TPED teams and individuals for cognitive readiness and tactical knowledge of a particular situation. This will be a unique product. Many government and commercialentities, which must assess team performance for readiness, would benefit strongly from the TPED-KAAS concept: FEMA and other disaster response agencies (who could benefit from rehearsal assessments), power plants, automated, flexible manufacturingfactories, intelligent transportation and communications, air traffic control, and others. The TPED-KAAS product will be delivered through 21CSI's open architecture AEDGETM environment. Beyond the TPED-KAAS core product, transition of the team assessmentsystem technology itself also will have very significant potential. Team assessments have wide potential applicability to just about every industry involving teams, procedures, and domain-specific knowledge (including the professional sports sector). Ourfirst commercial, non-military product incorporating TPED-KAAS technology will likely be part of a team assessment tool for a government disaster preparation agency at the state of federal level. The tool will be used both in support of team assessmentand for distributed training.
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