The U.S. Navy must maintain and expand its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities. Warfighter readiness is the linchpin of the Navy's ASW strategy, the complexity of the ASW domain necessitates time-consuming training, and practical experiences to transfer skills to the operational environment. An innovative training approach is needed to accelerate mastery and foster transfer of ASW skills. Tier 1 Performance Solutions' Transformation Accelerated through Redesign, Guidance, and Enhanced Training (TARGET) is comprised of two components: (1) a task-centered instructional design strategy for ASW education, and (2) a performance support tool to assist ASW instructors as they apply task-centered instructional design. The tool greatly expands the impact of our solution by allowing instructors to apply the task-centered learning approach to other ASW topics and throughout Navy schoolhouse training.
TiER1 Performance Solutions focuses on people, performance, and organizations. We help transform organizations by developing training, strategic change, and organizational effectiveness programs for commercial and government clients. The Attentional Trainer to Improve Control of Unmanned Systems (ATTICUS) provides a gamified, scenario-based training tool to develop attentional skills in unmanned aerial system (UAS) operators. ATTICUS provides UAS operators an engaging, self-paced learning experience. The tool is specifically targeted to sensor operators but can be modified for a variety of UAS operators. The ATTICUS design process includes user testing and a human-in-the-loop, experimental study to evaluate training effectiveness. We are seeking a customer to assist in conducting pre- and post-training assessments of operator performance to demonstrate system effectiveness for improved operational outcomes.