SimBLEND: A Simulation-Based Learning Environment for Network Defense

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-6858
Agency Tracking Number: F071-038-0725
Amount: $1,229,210.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-038
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
APPLIED VISIONS, INC.
6 Bayview Avenue, Northport, NY, 11768
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Tesone
 Project Engineer
 (631) 754-4920
 dant@securedecisions.avi.com
Business Contact
 Ebbe Reker
Title: CFO
Phone: (631) 754-4920
Email: ebber@avi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of this effort is to develop a prototype training system that provides entry level Computer Network Defense (CND) analysts with the ability to learn fundamental concepts and practice their skills, within a compelling environment that offers network simulation and a gaming interface. The system will provide both standard Computer Based Training (CBT) for instruction in basic concepts, as well as virtual vignettes for applying those concepts and honing skills within a practical exercise. Because this training environment blends CBT with simulated scenarios, we refer to our system as SimBLEND - Simulation-Based Learning Environment for Network Defense. The SimBLEND system will be designed to interface with network simulations so that the student can experience new simulation-driven scenarios throughout the training experience. The system will incorporate a learning management system to automatically score performance, track progress and recommend training modules for remediation or advancement. In Phase II we will: finalize and prioritize student and instructor functional requirements; refine and document the system architecture including recommendations for hardware and software technologies for implementing the architecture; build a prototype; demonstrate the prototype at regular intervals soliciting feedback from students and instructors; and develop a roadmap to military and commercial transition

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government