Cultural Assessments and Simulation of Military Information/Operations in Reaction and Response (CASMIRR) Phase II

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-08-C-0108
Award Id:
81335
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-079-2360
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
Michael Paley
Sr. VP, Business Developm
(202) 552-6117
paley@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 469-2415
clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In the battle to "win the hearts and minds" of civilians close to conflict, the U.S. armed services have had difficulty operating and interacting with cultures different from our own. This seems largely due to a lack of cultural intelligence. Specifically, the difficulty lies in understanding how culture applies to a given situation and how Soldiers' actions will be construed within that cultural context. To improve the quality of Soldiers' interactions in foreign environments, we propose to create the Cultural Assessment and Simulation of Military Information/Operations in Reaction and Response (CASMIRR) system. CASMIRR is designed to improve the quality of the information that Soldiers gather from their interactions with civilians. CASMIRR will enable users to collect, review, and visualize these collected data for subsequent analysis. In Phase II, CASMIRR will be integrated with a simulation modeling tool that will be able to use those collected data to analyze different courses of actions, identify key players within the simulated social network, identify intelligence deficiencies, and recommend plans for future data collections.

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