Technology Insertion and Integration
Praevius has proven its value to the warfighters and those who wish to support them. Our technology insertion and integration methodology is built around putting relevant leaders into the problem space. For us to support a product, we have to believe foremost in its value to the end user. Once we commit to supporting a product, we start with finding the absolute best candidates we can. We ensure they receive more training than required, and we always invest in the client’s success with our own leadership. We deploy them around the globe with our own spin on the “FSR” acronym, which traditionally stands for Field Support Representative. At Praevius, “FSR” stands for:
- F: Face of a company to the customer (and end user)
- S: Subject Matter Expert (technically and tactically)
- R: Responsive and Responsible (24×7 ownership of providing optimal solutions)
Praevius Team members recently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan supporting the insertion/integration of the Ears® product line from QinetiQ North America. The Soldier Wearable Acoustic Targeting System (SWATS®) is making a difference: http://www.planningsystemsinc.com/ears.cfm.
TIGR (Tactical Ground Reporting System)
Test & Evaluation
As users and evaluators of various forms of technology, Praevius provides human-factor evaluations of engineering software and hardware, just as we did with DARPA’s TIGR program, QNA’s EARS and SWATS products, as well as several other undisclosed technologies. When our team tests and evaluates a product, we examine the technology from the end-users’ perspective. Through this analysis, technologists can develop a product that exceeds customer expectations and leads to rapid adoption.
Ops/Intelligence & Interagency
Praevius team members support Counter-IED Attack the Networks (AtN) operations that integrate capabilities from the military, intelligence community, and Interagency. We support strategic engagement by connecting leaders in the military and intelligence community with counterparts from outside the military. As an output of this effort, Praevius designs and builds mutually beneficial solutions for our nation that leverage science, innovation, and a culture of trust and mission-focus. Specific experiences include Law Enforcement parallel reconstruction, thickening the Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Network, layering business information with intelligence to support value chain analysis, COCOM plans, strategy, and Policy, and finally International engagement.
The key word here is DEVELOPMENT–not just an interest in studying leadership. This word implies that there will be progress made over time, and to do this, leaders must reflect on their experiences, learn, and apply those lessons to the next experience. The other distinction we make is emphasizing the suffix “ship”–we’re not talking about focusing on one person in an organization–the “leader”–but, rather the whole Leadership. We want to foster the team’s ability to lead together and follow each other. We strive to help people learn and get better. We desire to help leaders succeed, learn, improve, and serve at greater levels.
Our Leaders offer dynamic and interactive keynote engagements on a wide range of topics, including:
- Moral/Ethical Development
- Combat Stress/PTSD
We are currently developing a scenario-based leader development tool called “The Leader Challenge” in partnership with Army Research Institute and the Center for Company-level Leaders (CCL) at USMA. Our team also holds past experience in the development and fielding of command-support technologies such as DARPA’s Tactical Ground Reporting System (TIGR).
Data Collection & Content Development
Praevius has been providing best-in-class subject matter expertise in the development of various computer gaming & simulations solutions (America’s Army, VBS2, VEILS, etc.), to include scenario development, script development and review, on-site/on-set training & consulting, AI scripting, and general military expertise to clients. We have expert knowledge and proven performance in the collection of multimedia dialogue interviews, the development of written content, video case studies, and the facilitating of forum-style round table events/workshops/retreats. These skills have been used specifically to catalyze, gather, collate, and analyze content for many satisfied clients.
Praevius is currently participating in collecting survey data for the Army Research Institute’s Basic Officer Longitudinal Data Set via online survey administration and data processing. In addition, our team conducts both written and web-based surveys for several corporate clients to improve organizational effectiveness and process design.
Praevius currently provides services in curriculum development for various U.S. Army courses. We also recently completed two years of curriculum development and delivery of multimedia case studies using the “The Leader Challenge” program for West Point cadets. This partnership with West Point’s SCPME and the CCL utilizes constructive simulations and scenario-based learning. The platform and the curriculum available through it can be used independently as a stand-alone system (to the individual user level) but is also able to be integrated with existing web platforms and professional forums.