Models to Address Diplomatic, Information, Military, Economic (DIME) Factors for the Propagation/Evolution of Ideas Through Defined Populations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-K401
Agency Tracking Number: A062-094-2534
Amount: $119,353.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-094
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 720, Roswell, GA, 30076
DUNS: 808996508
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Norman Geddes
 CEO and Distinguished Scientist
 (770) 518-4228
 asi_sbir@asinc.com
Business Contact
 Sharon Scott
Title: VP Business Services
Phone: (770) 518-4228
Email: sscott@asinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to evaluate and recommend a set of candidate models of the flow and evolution of population beliefs and intentions as the starting point for developing a deployable DIME Effects Model (DEM) for tactical commanders. DIME (Diplomatic, Information, Military and Economic) seeks to avoid counter-productive and conflicting activities during tactical operations by considering these factors in a coordinated manner during mission planning and execution. A DIME Effects Model will enable better integration of DIME into Effects Based Operations. To develop a DIME Effects Model, we bring depth and breadth of modeling experience and knowledge of Army doctrine and operations. Our team will identify the candidate models from the existing work on dynamic models of populations and select models with the potential for predictive modeling of DIME effects on populations, including effects on the population beliefs and PMESII itself. This effort will also create a framework for comparing disparate population models and an inventory of validation methods that for the models. In Phase 1 Option, we will implement a segment of one candidate model and demonstrate the model execution using one of the validation methods we identified.

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