Intelligence and Intuition for Enhanced Decision Making (I2EDM)

Period of Performance: 07/01/2013 - 04/30/2014


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Modus Operandi, Inc.
709 South Harbor City Blvd., Suite 400 Array
Melbourne, FL 32901
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
40 South Alcaniz Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Institution POC


The focus of our Intelligence and Intuition for Enhanced Decision Making (I2EDM) Phase 1 research is to provide efficient and timely automated production and dissemination of information products in support of doctrinal Decision Points for the Company and below in austere environments. Operating in the Cloud, I2EDM will continuously fuse tactical information with human intuition and experience to push data relevant to the decision support matrix to the Commander in the field. The Modus Operandi Team's solution will define, prototype, and develop a fusion approach that goes beyond JDL level 0 (Subobject assessment) and 1 (Object assessment) fusion to approach level 2 (Situation assessment) and level 3 (Impact assessment) fusion. The intelligence data will continue to be updated in the cloud as new intelligence arrives, even when the end users are offline. As processing is completed, the distributed data will then be recombined, or reduced, into the normalized fused results, and made available to the decision makers or analysts for further refinement. The analyst will then have the opportunity to adjust certainty assessments and constraining assumptions, add missing information, remove irrelevant or inaccurate data, and otherwise influence the direction of machine processing prior to the predictive analysis step.