Integrating Tools, Organizations, and Information to Optimize Effects-Based Command and Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F30602-01-C-0159
Agency Tracking Number: 001IF-0981
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
APTIMA, INC.
600 W. Cummings Park, Suite 3050, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrei Kotlov
 Senior Scientist
 (781) 935-3966
 kotlov@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Jean MacMillan
Title: Vice President of R&D
Phone: (781) 935-3966
Email: macmillj@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The increasing complexity and tempo of modern warfare, combined with unparalleled advances in computer power and network connectivity, have set the stage for the emerging concept of Effects-Based Operations (EBO). EBO is being tested in exercises (e.g.Global '00), and an initial set of tools to support EBO have been developed (e.g. CAT, CEASAR II). In this SBIR phase II, we capitalize on the theoretical advances in EBO concepts, our experience in observing EBO in action, and existing EBO-support toolsto deliver a seamless integration of the EBO approach into COA development, analysis, adjustment, and mission assessment. Tools that truly support EBO must be based on a detailed understanding of the organizational structure and processes for informationgathering, information fusion, COA development, and command decision making that allow EBO to occur. The proposed phase II effort will produce an innovative tool to support EBO. Key enhancements to existing capabilities, evaluated and demonstrated inPhase I, will include seamless integration of timinig factors into Influence Models, and the capability to display predicted temporal effects dynamically. The tool will be based on, and coupled with, analysis of the organizational processes by which EBOis put into practice.

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