ASCRIBE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,960.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0200
Award Id:
92568
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-076-0608
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
158034665
Principal Investigator:
Laura Hitt
Lead Scientist
(512) 342-0010
lhitt@21technologies.com
Business Contact:
Irene Williams
Lead Scientist
(512) 342-0010
SBIR_Admin@21technologies.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Asymmetric actors and the networks in which they operate are prominent components in the modern battlespace. While the United States has developed sophisticated data gathering capabilities and recent technological innovations have led to improved information fusion, massive volumes of data remain unused or under-used because the data cannot be converted into the information that the warfighter needs. Consequently, situational awareness is impaired, many individuals and networks are not understood, and warfighters are often forced to "fly blind" over the human terrain. To address this gap, 21st Century Technologies (21CT) proposes ASCRIBE - Adapting SNA Computations and Relevant Intelligence for Behavior Extrapolation. ASCRIBE will marry the computational science capable of producing high-level mathematical models of human activity with the social science that allows the creation of behavioral models of individual people and networks. ASCRIBE leverages 21CT's extensive experience in processing, refining and fusing intelligence data on asymmetric actors and networks. For the ASCRIBE project, we have partnered with Professor Sean Everton, of the Naval Postgraduate School, who is a social scientist specializing in the study of dark networks and asymmetric threat actors. ASCRIBE will research and ultimately realize technology that fills a critical gap in our ability to exploit intelligence data

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