Securboration has been awarded a contract by the United States Army to develop analytical tools that improve the theoretical relevance, meaning, reliability and validity of data extracted from social media sources. The social ties between users can have varying strengths and this effort seeks to identify more meaningful ties that create a strong online community from the noise surrounding them. Securboration intends to create a Social media Understanding and Reasoning Framework (SURF) that will use structured and unstructured social media information to identify significant social topologies, motifs, embedded online communities and individual characteristics. This effort will seek to combine well-grounded social theory with mathematical theory, graph theory and computational theory to create analytical tools for mining of social media.
Securboration to Develop Support for Cultural Reasoning and Ethnographic Analysis for the Tactical Environment
Securboration has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research & Development Center to develop the Multi-theory Organization and Research Framework or MORF. This effort will support the Cultural Reasoning and Ethnographic Analysis for the Tactical Environment (CREATE) by providing an analytical framework to assess vulnerability and resilience of a community with respect to disaster events. MORF will apply Securboration’s suite of content analysis tools to unstructured data sources and evaluate the vulnerability or sensitivity of a community to disaster events, as well as the community’s resilience or adaptability to cope.
Securboration has been selected for a Phase II SBIR contract from the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center / Army Geospatial Center to further develop the “Stability and Reconstruction Geographical Information Systems” (STARGIS). Tactical troops on the ground that need to interact on a daily basis with local populations during counterinsurgency operations can get a sophisticated geospatial visualization of socio-cultural characteristics related those populations. This gives them a better understanding of the human terrain where they are operating.
Securboration has been awarded a contract from the Army Research Laboratory for assessment of Network Centric Operations (NCO). In this effort, Securboration is working with the University of Texas, El Paso to evaluate the information sharing needs for agencies involved in efforts such as counter terrorism, border security, and stability and reconstruction. This includes evaluating the development, testing, and operational deployment of NCO systems to meet these requirements.
Securboration has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center / Army Geospatial Center to develop the “Stability and Reconstruction Geographical Information Systems” or STARGIS. This effort will provide the Army with sophisticated geospatial mappings of socio-cultural characteristics and enable them to better understand the human terrain where they are operating. This will directly benefit the tactical troops on the ground that need to interact on a daily basis with local populations during counterinsurgency operations.