WorkRITE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$1,135,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-06-C-6632
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-066-1277
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-066
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
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:
William Salter
Senior Cognitive Scientis
(781) 496-2428
wsalter@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2415
clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Military operations are transitioning from a platform-centric approach to a network-centric architecture. Coupled with advances in sensor technology, this provides unprecedented amounts of information. At the same time, ops tempo is increasing. This presents challenges in the AOC and to the DTC in particular. The DTC is characterized by unpredictable injections of high priority tasks into a dynamic environment with severe time constraints. Mechanisms must ensure that the right information gets to the right person at the right time. In this Phase II SBIR proposal for WorkRITE, we build on Phase I and extend a detailed case study conducted in a DTC to develop software to support dynamic workflow in the DTC. WorkRITE takes a role-based approach built around a "smart artifact." Each artifact – e.g., a potential target emerging from the "find" phase – "knows" what it needs to be complete, and knows what should happen to it next given its current state; and as work is performed and information is associated with the artifact, that becomes part of its state, and thus is available both to the artifact to determine what should happen to it next, and to users of the artifact, to ensure that they have all relevant information.

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