KNowledge-based Organizational Modeling Environment (KNOME)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R258
Agency Tracking Number: 04SB1-0358
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: SB041-020
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
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
 Daniel Serfaty
 Principal Founder
 (781) 496-2411
 serfaty@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Email: 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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