Covington, Ky. – TiER1 Performance Solutions announced today that they received a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award from the 711 Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Phase II contract, totaling $750,000, will develop a comprehensive training system using innovative accelerated learning methods and an interactive environment to train military supervisors to recognize potential insider threats.
According to Dr. Terence Andre, Principal Consultant for TiER1, “Our solution will provide a comprehensive training delivery platform that employs serious games and instructional support features for supervisors to practice skills in cyber threat detection.” The project, known as XL-CITR (Accelerated Learning for Cyber Insider Threat Reduction), is designed to properly teach military supervisors to detect and prevent insider threats to cyber networks. XL-CITR will efficiently decrease time required to meet learning objectives while tracking learner performance for certification.
This is TiER1’s first Phase II award and represents a growth area for the company. “Winning this highly competitive award provides a strategic entry into the fast growing field of Cyber Security, and positions TiER1 as a leader in training solutions required to combat these threats to our national security,” added Normand G. Desmarais, TiER1’s Co-Founder and Chairman.
About TiER1 Performance Solutions
Founded in 2002, TiER 1 Performance Solutions provides end‐to‐end on‐line learning and knowledge management solutions to large distributed organizations. Its core service offerings of Learning Solutions and Knowledge Management are supported by a suite of technologies that act as solution accelerators for clients in solving human performance challenges. Visit TiER1 on the web at www.tier1performance.com
About the Department of Defense Small Business Innovative Research Program
The Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR program funds a billion dollars each year in early-stage R&D projects at small technology companies — projects that serve a DoD need and have commercial applications. This program encourages small business to explore their technological potential while providing the incentive to profit from its commercialization. For more information, visit http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/overview/index.htm