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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-08-C-0108
Agency Tracking Number: A062-079-2360
Amount: $1,206,330.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-079
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Paley
 Sr. VP, Business Developm
 (202) 552-6117
 paley@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 469-2415
Email: 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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