betaSam.gov Contracts https://beta.sam.gov/opp/2bfdcf9c688646ec8d01e1058f491dc4/view
Prior to submitting a full proposal, proposers are strongly encouraged to first submit an abstract by February 28, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
TA1/TA2 Full Proposal Due Date: April 23, 2020.
The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals to create self-sustaining, adaptive, generalizable, and scalable methods for generating causal system models based on local knowledge to aid operational decision making.
Habitus System Concept. Through engagement with local populations, Habitus creates an explicit computational model of the collective local cognitive model of a system in a (performer-specified) topic domain. A commander (decision maker) can view and query the computational model for assessments of system-level changes based on actual or hypothetical actions or events, providing the commander with an in-depth understanding of the system and its causal dynamics.
The program will make the computational models available, accessible, and understandable to operators, providing them with an “insider” view to support operational decision making. The resulting capability will be specific enough to anticipate system-level effects in response to events that are generalizable across regions and populations, adaptive as societies change over time, and self-sustaining for maintainability and persistence.