HUMINT-> Multi-INT Fusion Tool (HMFT)
Navy SBIR 2010.2 - Topic N102-185
SPAWAR - Ms. Summer Jones -
Opens: May 19, 2010 - Closes: June 23, 2010

N102-185 TITLE: HUMINT-> Multi-INT Fusion Tool (HMFT)

TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Information Systems, Sensors, Battlespace

ACQUISITION PROGRAM: USN PEO C4I--PMW-120 DCGS-N (Distributed Command Ground System-Navy) ACAT 1

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OBJECTIVE: Develop an affordable, easy-to-use web-based tool and framework that can support the fusion of HUMINT with other intelligence sources to support Navy intelligence analysts afloat and ashore.

DESCRIPTION: The importance of HUMINT in our current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of counter-insurgency operations has demonstrated a capability gap for USN ISR&T tools, which is the lack of a comprehensive, end-to-end automated analytical tool and architecture to support the fusion of HUMINT to other intelligence sources (specifically: national/tactical/technical collection system ISR data) to help Navy intelligence analysts afloat/ashore to maximize utility of HUMINT and other intelligence data to support targeting.

Note: One of the capability gaps discovered in the DCGS-N Inc 2 effort is the need for more robust HUMINT tools that support multi-INT fusion and targeting. In fact, in the DCGS-N Inc 1 Exploitation Suite, there isn’t a dedicated "HUMINT" fusion tool.

The Navy seeks an innovative and creative approach in providing a HUMINT-> Multi-INIT Fusion Tool and Architecture that can be rapidly transition to operational platforms and Programs of Record (POR) in days. Transition of the proposed approach requires software to be based on a loosely-coupled Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) compatible with modern real time web applications. The proposed solution must be able to function effectively with all forms of HUMINT and ISR data and must support fusion beyond just overlaying HUMINT reports on a geospatial referenced map with other ISR data.

PHASE I: Identify, Develop algorithms, design software services, and/or design architectures to accomplish the following:
• Collection of HUMINT data and support automated textual entity extraction.
• Identify existing SOA services supporting query/retrieval of intelligence data from various intelligence data sources
• Develop a prototype tool that illustrate the power/value added of fusing HUMINT intelligence reports to national and tactical ISR data in a specific place and time.
• Describe how the software design supports integration with emerging modern Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).
• Develop a fusion architecture of SIGINT (COMINT Externals), FMV-UAV and MTI data---and use HUMINT as a tipping source.

PHASE II: Develop and demonstrate algorithm prototype software services based on the design work performed in Phase I. Demonstrate these services in a laboratory or field test environment. Demonstrate the "value-added" aspect of an automated fusion tool with HUMINT, SIGINT (COMINT from RTRG), FMV, and MTI data.

PHASE III: Transition this capability into the DCGS-N POR and integrate with imagery/targeting tool (e.g. CGS/PTW)—and thus provide a capability that supports discovery -> analysis -> targeting.

PRIVATE SECTOR COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL/DUAL-USE APPLICATIONS: Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Coast Guard, and Federal Law Enforcement community, and greater Counter-Terrorism community that are wrestling with how to fuse HUMINT/Law Enforcement data with national/tactical/technical collection system ISR data.

1. Joint Publication 2.0 Joint Intelligence

2. Joint Publication 2-01.3 Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment

3. Joint Publication 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
NAVNETWARCOM Multi-Int Fusion Requirements document (DRAFT) - available on SIPRNET

KEYWORDS: HUMINT; Multi-INT; Fusion; ISR;ISR&T; intelligence

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