The Analyst's Analyst: An Assessment And Training System For Intelligence Organizations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F33615-02-C-6071
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-0072
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
Jared Freeman
Dir of Research Division
(202) 842-1548
freeman@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2424
clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Aptima and Knowledge Analysis Technologies will create a training system for DGS intelligence analysts. The system will leverage an innovative assessment technology: Latent Semantic Analysis. The system, called the Analyst's Analyst will:¿ Assess knowledge and skills that constitute Mission Essential Competencies, with a special focus on the research skills and report generation skills of analysts.¿ Train analysts in MECs through briefings, scenario-based practice with feedback, and debriefings.¿ Develop team skills through cross-training across specialties, supervisory role-playing, and the presence of virtual teammates.¿ Provide training administrators, instructors, and training evaluators with control over process and with reports of results at the individual and team level.To develop the training content for this system, the project team will conduct a Cognitive Work Analysis of DGS operations and identify the Mission Essential Competencies of its intelligence specialists."

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