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2 Phase I Selections from the 10.1 Solicitation

(In Topic Number Order)
21st Century Systems, Incorporated
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141
Omaha, NE 68106
Phone:
PI:
Topic#:
(573) 329-8526
Robert Woodley
DTRA 10-001      Selected for Award
Title:Systems - Agent Design Environment (Sys-ADE)
Abstract:OBJECTIVE: Current Software and System Engineering (SSE) methodologies for Human System Integration provide a process or sets of processes by which to develop a SSE- HSI scheme of how one integrates humans, operations, systems, and technical perspectives with requirements, analysis, and verification for a complete systems picture. What is missing is the ability to do this with an easy-to-use template, especially for those who are not “engineering or non-technically inclined.” This is becoming more significant as DoD becomes involved with NGO/USGA mission partners in Irregular Warfare- Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief efforts. Standard guidelines and methodologies provide logical sequences to show concurrent and iterative SSE processes of human system integration design, e.g., how one activity will impact others in the design process(es). However, the SSE-HSI architectural design requires one to know how to build engineering schemes, understand functional allocations, and use proper engineering/technical symbols for process/work flow. Therefore, the objective is to create forms or templates to easily formulate a human- system integration architectural design without engineering or technical expertise. The concept should be similar to that of commercial tax preparation software (e.g., Turbo Tax, etc.). Tax preparation software provides a software package that easily steps an individual through the proper forms or templates to use; prompts the individual in what information to enter, and updates changes across all appropriate forms or templates without the individual having to be an accountant. The final step of the HSI-SSE process should be a non-technical visual representation of the overall SSE design for Workflow, Test and Evaluation, and Implementation. For example, non-government organizations (NGOs) are testing and evaluating systems alongside DoD for IW-Civil Affairs and have little to no experience in engineering or technical architectural design. This can be seen in the Naval Postgraduate School’s RELIEF Program where NGOs test and evaluate their products for such efforts as DoD’s Distributed Essential Services in Afghanistan (DES-A) Leveraging Information, Communications and Distributed Power to Build Partner Capacity. The NGOs come together at Camp Roberts with a written MS Word document of how they are going to test and evaluate their products for use with DoD’s. The documents are not written in any approved format that DoD recognizes. When the NGO ask for a SSE architectural design form to plug in their workflow, DoD provides the guidance books and references such as the Human System Integration Handbook.

Intelligent Systems Technology, Inc.
12122 Victoria Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone:
PI:
Topic#:
(310) 581-5440
Azad M. Madni
DTRA 10-001      Selected for Award
Title:SYSEME/HSI™: Software and Systems Engineering Methodology for Human System Integration
Abstract:OBJECTIVE: Current Software and System Engineering (SSE) methodologies for Human System Integration provide a process or sets of processes by which to develop a SSE- HSI scheme of how one integrates humans, operations, systems, and technical perspectives with requirements, analysis, and verification for a complete systems picture. What is missing is the ability to do this with an easy-to-use template, especially for those who are not “engineering or non-technically inclined.” This is becoming more significant as DoD becomes involved with NGO/USGA mission partners in Irregular Warfare- Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief efforts. Standard guidelines and methodologies provide logical sequences to show concurrent and iterative SSE processes of human system integration design, e.g., how one activity will impact others in the design process(es). However, the SSE-HSI architectural design requires one to know how to build engineering schemes, understand functional allocations, and use proper engineering/technical symbols for process/work flow. Therefore, the objective is to create forms or templates to easily formulate a human- system integration architectural design without engineering or technical expertise. The concept should be similar to that of commercial tax preparation software (e.g., Turbo Tax, etc.). Tax preparation software provides a software package that easily steps an individual through the proper forms or templates to use; prompts the individual in what information to enter, and updates changes across all appropriate forms or templates without the individual having to be an accountant. The final step of the HSI-SSE process should be a non-technical visual representation of the overall SSE design for Workflow, Test and Evaluation, and Implementation. For example, non-government organizations (NGOs) are testing and evaluating systems alongside DoD for IW-Civil Affairs and have little to no experience in engineering or technical architectural design. This can be seen in the Naval Postgraduate School’s RELIEF Program where NGOs test and evaluate their products for such efforts as DoD’s Distributed Essential Services in Afghanistan (DES-A) Leveraging Information, Communications and Distributed Power to Build Partner Capacity. The NGOs come together at Camp Roberts with a written MS Word document of how they are going to test and evaluate their products for use with DoD’s. The documents are not written in any approved format that DoD recognizes. When the NGO ask for a SSE architectural design form to plug in their workflow, DoD provides the guidance books and references such as the Human System Integration Handbook.