Raytheon Intelligence & Space to create automated Civil Affairs field tool

Raytheon BBN awarded 18-month contract to improve data collection and distribution

  • Tool will streamline and optimize end-to-end use of civil affairs data by enabling mobile device transcription for hands-free data entry, automated translation across numerous languages, and secure dissemination
  • New capability to increase operational awareness by reducing delays in reporting and fusing data from multiple organizations into a single view
  • Customizable solution employs “attribute-based” encryption, enabling secure sharing across broad and diverse user bases, eliminating the need to create multiple reports
  • Data will be accessible via Tactical Assault Kit and integrated with open-source and other data

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., (July 26, 2022) – Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, begins development this month on the Civil Knowledge Integration - Tactical Assault Kit. Sponsored by the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate or IWTSD, the Raytheon BBN system facilitates knowledge collection, fusion, translation, and dissemination for civil affairs personnel who act as a liaison between the Department of Defense and foreign civilian authorities and populations.

“Instead of relying on pen, paper and good memories, the ACCESS (Assistant for Civil Collection Enabling Shared SA) tool will provide civil affairs personnel distraction-free data collection by using speech-to-text, voice-controlled operation, and other intuitive user interface elements during their field work,” explained Nate Soule, Raytheon BBN scientist. “Once the data is collected, it’s automatically translated, formatted into existing report templates, and disseminated to designated end users and other systems.”

By applying advanced, but user-friendly, encryption protocols, the reports are auto-redacted based on specific attributes of the reader, such as organization, mission or role. This allows for controlled dissemination of the data within the DoD and to partner organizations while respecting security and privacy – leading to efficient, intuitive, relevant and secure data sharing.

Work will be completed at the BBN facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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