C2-MATE: Command and Control Model-based Architecture Tool for Evaluation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$120,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-04-C-D603
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2933
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-091
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
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
 Jean MacMillan
 Chief Scientist
 (781) 496-2412
 macmillj@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Email: clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Rapidly evolving technology and network connectivity are enabling innovative command and control systems, concepts, and strategies, yet no accepted measures exist for assessing the effectiveness of those innovations. Because effective C2 outcomes are difficult to define, and the contribution of individual behaviors to those outcomes is rarely clear, a model or framework is needed to guide measure development. We propose to develop the C2-MATE-a C2 Model-based Architecture Tool for Evaluation. This tool will provide users with the capability to: (1) develop a model of the C4ISR architecture for the C2 unit or component being assessed (e.g., a command post or Tactical Operations Center); (2) use the model output to identify the most important factors to be measured; and (3) generate examples of data collection strategies for obtaining empirical data on the desired measures. The final product (in Phase II) will be a C2-MATE tool that identifies appropriate measures based on an architecture model and draws on a library of operational measures and data collection methods and instruments to make recommendations for C2 assessment. Although the initial focus will be on the Army C2 TOC, the tool will be designed to support C2 measurement in a variety of environments.

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