Webster

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-05-C-0115
Award Id:
66844
Agency Tracking Number:
O032-4021
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC. (Currently 21st Century Systems, Incorporated)
12152 Windsor Hall Way, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
949183701
Principal Investigator:
Richard Flanagan
Principal Member, Technic
(775) 832-4407
rich@21csi.com
Business Contact:
Lana Stoyen
President
(571) 323-0080
lana@21csi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The capability to correlate and integrate disparate information from heterogeneous intelligence sources that come with varying degrees of certainty and reliability is crucial for counter-terrorism operations (CTO). 21st Century Systems, Incorporated is pleased to propose continuing its successful Phase I research and development in refining the high-level Webster framework and expand the Webster software agent system to incorporate use of multiple existing systems into a high-level information fusion system. Webster combines multidisciplinary expertise for the integration and inference of information products extracted from the Internet (OSINT), with quantification of data certainty and source reliability. Webster retrieves, filters, analyzes, and fuses information that is time sensitive and critical to CTO. In order to handle incoming intelligence-based secure sources, Web data, and field data sources, potentially massive in amount, Webster will employ 21CSI's Hierarchical Collective Agent Network (HCAN) architecture. HCAN agents, ultimately in thousands, will be responsible for overall supervision, scheduling, coordination, and execution of information retrieving, filtering, analysis, and fusion tasking. Intelligence information fusion and attendant uncertainty estimates are performed by a novel Hybrid Intrinsic Cellular Inference Network (HICIN) structure. HICIN is an information integration engine embedded with advanced reasoning and uncertainty handling mechanisms.

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