Training Leaders and Analysts on Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE) Tool

Period of Performance: 01/18/2008 - 07/17/2008

$96.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Logos Technologies, Inc.
2701 Prosperity Ave Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22031
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This research will develop a capable and flexible approach to training analysts on the MPICE framework and software tool, so that they can better assess Stabilization & Reconstruction Environments. This work will be accomplished in three steps: formulate the training concept and requirements, develop a specific training design that can be implemented in a Phase II effort, and illustrate key elements of this design to show how this training will work and generate value for both analysts and their organizations. This training capability will build on both Aptima experience with mainstream training products, and the MPICE team s case study efforts and handbook documentation that address user expectations and requirements for the assessment capability. This research is innovative in that it will provide a full capability for social/cultural learning about a particular S&RO environment of interest to interagency operating and academic organizations, combined with a structured assessment process that provides structure and rigor to these large-scale, applied social science problems. This MPICE Training research will also support expected subsequent requirements, such as a flexible scenario editor that can support interagency/command training priorities, and a multiple personnel learning capabilities that will allow for both in place and distributed small group training.