TACTIC-D is a “big data” analytics solution predicated on improving force proficiency and readiness despite changing tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). TACTIC-D’s creator, Aptima, is a human-centered engineering company dedicated to augmenting human capabilities. TACTIC-D uses probabilistic graphical models and machine learning to represent and determine the relationships between TTPs, performance measures, and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). This approach facilitates detection and understanding of changing tactical behaviors. Advanced data visualizations make the results of mathematical modeling understandable, facilitating identification of opportunities for training interventions, and helping decisionmakers understand the source of variability in their data. Aptima seeks support for TACTIC-D to access multiple, diverse, and associated data sources (such as sensor readings and mission reports) that could inform measures of force proficiency and readiness.
A-PuMPS helps make after-action reviews (AARs) of live missions timely and meaningful by filtering multi-modal sensor data around significant events and by providing debriefers a consolidated, synchronized view of different data streams comprehensively and understandably. A-PuMPS’ creator, Aptima, is a human-centered engineering company dedicated to augmenting human capabilities. A-PuMPS presently targets live anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions of the P-8A, where timely and comprehensive AARs are uncommon. Provided the data of interest are accessible, A-PuMPS can be used meaningfully in any environment and on any technology platform (tablet, laptop, desktop, cloud), because its efficacy does not depend on integration (tight coupling) with any other system. Enhanced data analytics and reporting are areas where additional funding would be beneficial.