Revolutionary Selection Procedures for High Technology, Communication-intensive Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DASW-02-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: A012-0352
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kathleen Hess
 I/O Research Psychologist
 (781) 496-2419
Business Contact
 Margaret Clacy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Research Institution
"The Army is in the process of transforming itself from the Legacy Force of today to the Objective Force of the future. The Objective Force will have a new organization, new training techniques, new combat systems, and new ways of conducting warfare.Therefore new selection criteria and procedures will be required to identify recruits who can succeed in the Army of the future. In Phase I we will identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that will be critical for success in the Army of thefuture, develop an understanding of how cutting-edge scenario-based simulation can be used as an integral part of a selection battery, and develop a proof-of-concept selection test battery that incorporates cutting-edge, scenario-based computer-simulationsto measure some of the KSAs needed for successful performance in the Objective Force. In Phase II we will develop a fully functional, innovative selection battery for selecting entry-level Army recruits that is tested and validated. The Aptima-VisualPurple project team is especially well suited to perform the proposed work because of its unique inter-disciplinary combination of expertise in cognitive and organizational psychology, advanced simulation development, and simulation-based performancemeasurement, as well as its extensive experience in military command and control. The proposed work will allow the Army to more effectively select recruits for the Army of the Future. The innov

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