KNowledge-based Organizational Modeling Environment (KNOME)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R258
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB1-0358
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:
Daniel Serfaty
Principal Founder
(781) 496-2411
serfaty@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2415
clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Methods are needed to understand, map, and measure the flow of information in C2 operations centers, taking into account the value of that information and the effects of information value on mission performance. The Knowledge-based Organizational Modeling Environment (KNOME) will combine task-based models of C2 organizational structure and operations with innovative techniques for characterizing and modeling the value of information for C2 tasks. Models developed in KNOME will capture where, how, and why information moves in operations centers and predict the effects of that movement on organizational performance. The KNOME modeling approach will build on the team's demonstrated expertise in task-based organizational modeling for command and control (Aptima, Inc.), and on Adaptive Information Management approaches for characterizing the value of information (SIFT, Inc.). In Phase I, task descriptions and information flows will be developed for two C2 environments: the AOC and a FORCEnet battle group. Innovative techniques will be developed for representing the value of information in both domains. An initial executable model will be developed as a proof of concept. The final product of Phase I will be a design for the KNOME tool and a specification of the first full-scale model to be developed in KNOME.

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