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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-02-C-6071
Agency Tracking Number: O2-0072
Amount: $0.00
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
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jared Freeman
 Dir of Research Division
 (202) 842-1548
 freeman@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2424
Email: 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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