A Knowledge-Based Indications and Warning Toolkit for Mixed-Initiative Information Warfare Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N61339-01-C-0065
Agency Tracking Number: N011-0445
Amount: $69,947.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 053859526
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alan Spiker
 Principal Scientist
 (805) 966-6157
Business Contact
 Douglas Harris
Title: Chairman
Phone: (805) 966-6157
Email: Dharris@anacapasciences.com
Research Institution
The purpose of this SBIR is to develop and evaluate a Web-based instructional tool (WBIT) that can be used by officers and enlisted personnel to design courseware for traditional classrooms and distance learning environments. The WBIT will be organizedaround the five phases of ISD/SAT (analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation), and will provide the user with access to state-of-the-art principles of effective lesson design. The latter will reside in a powerful relational databasemanagement system forming the knowledge engine of the system. The primary products of Phase I will be a well-developed database of instructional design principles, a demonstration module, and the functional requirements for a complete system. For PhaseII, the literature review will be expanded, functionality for the system will be enhanced to encompass all five phases of ISD, and experimentation with various configurations of web-hosting will be employed. The resulting product will be a powerfulweb-based instructional tool that can guide even novice developers through the complex ISD/SAT process.Benefits of the tool will include faster courseware development, more effective and interesting courseware materials, greater standardization and qualitycontrol of courseware, and greater integration of effective classroom techniques with the latest developments in web-based training. These attributes will be combined to produce a more optimized learning environment for student users. Upon conclusion ofPhase II, the tool may be deployed either as an adjunct to MIL-HDBK-29612-2 or as a stand-alone system. The principles embodied in this system may be effectively exploited within any industry where a Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) is employed, suchas Power Generation, Transportation, and Process Control.

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