TiER1 Performance Solutions announced today that they received a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award from the Air Force Research Laboratory (ARFL). The Phase I contract, called Competency-based Adaptive Training System (CATS), will develop a system to derive a learner’s competence from many sources such as assessments, high-end simulations, and peer review.
Through their Performance1 technology platform, TiER1 will build out a Competency Management System (CMS), which manages various domain-specific competency models and learner proficiency ratings. At the core of the CATS solution is a competency-based framework that is leveraged into learning objectives. These learning objectives are continuously evaluated while a learner is engaged in the system, enabling the dynamic creation and adaptation of learning paths to accelerate or re-mediate based on the trainee’s measured performance and proficiency goals.
According to Dr. Terence Andre, Managing Director for TiER1, this is a significant win for the company. “The CATS technology allows us to help the Air Force develop innovative training for their personnel and aligns with our commercialization goals for developing competency management solutions for the workforce of the future.”
This grant is TiER1’s fifth Phase I SBIR for their research and ground-breaking technology, which is a true testament to the company’s innovation. “Our Research and Innovation team continues to grow, solving critical training problems in the government and allowing our client base to benefit from our innovative research and development efforts,” said Dr. Kevin Moore, TiER1 Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer.