Main Project Capabilities & Focus Areas
The Marine Corps lacks a capability to conduct after-action reviews (AARs) using objective assessments to evaluate a unit’s performance and training deficiencies during simulated and live training exercises. Currently, to develop a high-quality AAR requires data collection from multiple agencies in different forms, an extensive number of person hours to review and isolate relevant information, and the technical capability to synchronize and integrate the disparate forms of data. The result is inconsistent quality of critical feedback which hinders the learning process.
As a subcontractor under Lockheed Martin Corporation, CPG generated behavioral and cognitive performance and outcome measures that address Warfighter and unit performance in live, force-on-force exercise environments.
SMART-Viz automation-assisted AAR tools synchronize data from disparate sources in a timely manner to provide targeted, accurate, and rapid information about warfighter and unit performance on key cognitive skills underlying tactical thinking and decision-making. Performance measures can be selected for display via: (1) visual representation of ground truth or behavioral measures displayed on a map of the battlespace, (2) data tables and graphs containing numeric behavioral data, (3) data illustrations of behavioral measures, (4) observer rating data from the cognitive measures, and (5) video feed or photographs.
This effort was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.