Warrior Readiness for Coalition and Collaborative Teams

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASW01-03-P-0182
Agency Tracking Number:
O022-0165
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
 Michael Paley
 Vice President
 (202) 842-1548
 paley@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Email: clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The focus of this proposal is to develop a system that is responsive to the needs of military leaders in developing and maintaining high performance, multinational teams. In Phase I we will define requirements for a scenario-based assessment and trainingsystem. The system will be derived from a training needs assessment specifically intended to identify competencies for multinational teams. Based on this knowledge of team competencies, a testing element will be aimed at the diagnostic assessment of teammember performance for operating within multinational teams. This diagnostic information will inform the training methods for enhancing team performance on three levels. First, to support team leaders in building high performance teams, team processmetrics will structure team training methods to increase, for example, team cohesion, adaptability, and information management. Second, individual diagnostic information will be generated for team members to provide feedback and support teamself-correction. Finally, diagnosis will structure scenario selection for focused, experience-based, team-in-the-loop training to enhance skills and knowledge for operating within multinational teams. In Phase II, we will operationalize the requirementsfor the team training system and develop a tool to enhance multinational team performance in both military and commercial environments. Many military, diplomatic, and commercial activities require t

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