Advancing the Objective Force Through Mulitnational Coalitions and Interagency Task Forces

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-04-C-0067
Agency Tracking Number: A032-2925
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-031
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Paley
 Vice President of Tech De
 (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 proposed effort aims to develop a system that is responsive to the military's needs to develop high performing multinational teams. The goal of the project is to develop a theoretically grounded, computer-based, multination team preparation system. We envision four interrelated components forming the basis of a multinational coalition team preparation system. This system will support both individual and team training methods through use of asynchronous (individual) and synchronous (team) interaction modes. Multicultural and multinational team familiarization will be based on current team theory and is a method to educate team members about the nature of multination teamwork. A warfighting-peacekeeping continuum awareness section will apply lessons learned from recent military activity and the project team's own experiences in Bosnia to prepare soldiers for the information, resources, situations, and decisions they will face and develop appropriate adaptation mechanisms. Teamwork skill development will enhance individuals' ability to perform in a team setting. Finally, collaborative scenario based team preparation is a team-in-the-loop environment that will develop high performance multinational coalition teams. In Phase II, we will operationalize system requirements and develop a system to enhance multinational team performance in military and commercial environments.

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