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  • /2015

    Sonalysts Awarded CMMI Level 3

    WATERFORD, CT. -- Sonalysts, Inc., an employee-owned national defense contractor, announced that its Software and Courseware Development project teams have been appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration.  The appraisal was performed by The Process Group.

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  • /2015

    Sonalysts' Lab Hailed as Innovative in Regional Business Publication

    WATERFORD, CT. – Sonalysts, Inc., an employee-owned national defense contractor, and Sonalysts' Human Factors Engineer, Steve Dorton, were recently highlighted in an article “Are You Smarter Than a Computer?” found in the June issue of the Fredericksburg, VA Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business publication.

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  • /2016

    Sonalysts Supports 2016 CogSIMA Conference

    Sonalysts recently supported the 2016 International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA) as Demonstration Patrons. Sonalysts’ Dr. Jim McCarthy and Steve Dorton presented research and exchanged ideas with the greater Cognitive Science and Computer Science communities at the conference in San Diego, CA.

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  • /2016

    Sonalysts Adds Support for Agile/Scrum   

    Waterford CT. – Sonalysts, Inc., an employee-owned, nation-wide aerospace and defense contractor and CMMI Level 3 company, adds support for CMMI L3 with Agile/Scrum Framework for software development.

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  • /2017

    2017 Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM) World Conference

    Waterford CT - Sonalysts recently supported the 2017 Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM) World Conference, which was themed: Modeling and Simulation in the Age of Data. Sonalysts’ Mike Erwin presented a paper titled “Rolling the Dice: Using Low-Cost Tabletop Simulation to Develop and Evaluate High-Value CONOPS in Uncertain Tactical Environments,“ which focused on development of low-resolution methods to facilitate rapid innovation. Mike exchanged ideas with the members of the M&S community at the conference in Virginia Beach, VA.

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  • /2017

    Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group

    Sonalysts has recently presented our work on design thinking methods to the Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group (DOD HFE TAG). Mr. Steve Dorton (Sonalysts) led a panel discussion during the Human-Systems Integration/Human Factors Engineering (HSI/HFE) track entitled “Leveraging Design Thinking Concepts to Improve DOD Product Development.” The panel consisted of Mr. Dorton, Mr. Scott Tupper (CGI Federal), Mr. Chuck Curtis (NUWC NPT), and LT Nick Traglia (UWDC TAG). The panel discussion focused on sharing specific design thinking methods and insights, and a detailed discussion on how to make these rapid innovation events successful in a DOD acquisition environment and process.

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  • /2017

    Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 Annual Meeting

    Waterford CT – Sonalysts recently presented research at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 Annual Meeting.  Mr. Steve Dorton presented a paper titled “Going digital: Consequences of increasing resolution of a wargaming tool for knowledge elicitation.” This research is an output of the Wargaming to Augment Knowledge Elicitation (WAKE) portfolio within Sonalysts’ Human-Autonomy Interaction laboratory (HAIL) and focused on evaluating the pros and cons of using a low- and medium-resolution tool to facilitate scenario-driven knowledge elicitation with a diverse group of domain experts.

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  • /2018

    Big Year on the Horizon for Design Thinking

    Sonalysts is projected to have a record year of activity in its design thinking division, Ideation Development Events and Activities (IDEAS), led by Ms. LeeAnn Maryeski.  The IDEAS initiative fuses design thinking methods with rigorous analytics to create new tools and methods aimed at addressing complex problem areas.  One such method, Targeted Ideation Development Events (TIDEs), brings together a diverse group of stakeholders, developers, and designers to work through a tailored agenda of design thinking methods.  TIDEs use a scalable convergent/divergent framework to define problems, develop innovative concepts, and refine those concepts into implementable solutions.  In the upcoming year, Sonalysts has already scheduled six TIDEs for the Navy, the Air Force, and commercial small businesses with the potential to double that number by the end of the year. 

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  • /2018

    Sonalysts Lab Taking Research on the Road

    Research from Sonalysts’ Human-Autonomy Interaction Laboratory (HAIL) has recently been accepted for presentation and publication at two major venues: The Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group (DODHFETAG), and the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). The featured research showcases a blend of the social and computational sciences and has applicability across a wide variety of military and civilian domains.

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  • /2018

    Sonalysts Achieves CMMI Level 3

    WATERFORD, CT. -- Sonalysts, Inc., an employee-owned national defense contractor, announced that its Software and Courseware Development project teams have been appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration.  The appraisal was performed by The Process Group.

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  • /2018

    Sonalysts’ HAIL awarded follow on to develop Visual Argumentation Platform

    A multidisciplinary team from Sonalysts’ Human-Autonomy Interaction Laboratory (HAIL) has recently been awarded a Phase I Option from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to continue initial development of the Visual Argumentation for Resolving Inefficiencies (VARI) platform. Inspired by design thinking practices and the study of collective intelligence, VARI will enable diverse crowds of contributors to rapidly identify inefficiencies, then ideate, refine, and ultimately choose one or more solutions for the inefficiency. Initial work focuses on identifying organizational issues; however, VARI has applications in military decision making, as well as exploitation and dissemination of intelligence. “Everyone loves working on VARI because it touches so many different technical domains; it allows a really diverse set of scientists, analysts, and engineers to come together and learn from each other while solving a tricky problem” says Steve Dorton, the Principal Investigator for the project. “We’re really excited to keep this going forward, and are really looking forward to testing the prototype in the next phase.”

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