Collaborative Automated Planning Environment for Reconstruction and Stabilization (CAPERS)

Period of Performance: 10/16/2008 - 10/16/2010

$750K

Phase 2 STTR

Recipient Firm

Cyberneutics, Inc.
503 Mountain Lake Avenue
Pearisburg, VA 24134
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Georgetown University
234 Reiss Science Bldg
Washington, DC 20057
Institution POC

Abstract

Reconstruction and Stabilization (R&S) operations are a trans-disciplinary challenge that must be met through the establishment of an enterprise-wide planning culture that dynamically assembles and maintains an R&S community of interest (COI) encompassing U.S. agencies, allies, international and non-governmental organizations. USJFCOM and the Department of State s Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS) have laid the methodological and process groundwork for an R&S COI through publication of the R&S Draft Planning Framework and the Essential Tasks List. Application of these principles and framework, however, is seriously hindered because they remain a discontinuous, disconnected and paper-based process. Cyberneutics Inc. and Georgetown University teamed during Phase I of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) effort to develop and demonstrate concepts for a Collaborative Automated Planning Environment for Reconstruction and Stabilization (CAPERS). CAPERS Phase II embodies the essential next step in developing an automated interagency R&S planning capability. CAPERS supplies an infrastructure plus user interface that supports the collaborative construction and maintenance of R&S plans and products. It also includes data repositories, engines, and interfaces that allow both the CAPERS user interface and third party tools access to the CAPERS planning repository. CAPERS also provides advanced functionality for entering, managing, and evaluating R&S budget information.