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Proposal Number: DHSST-LRBAA14-02-CSD.08-0004-I
Proposal Title: Comic-Based Education and Evaluation (Comic-BEE)
Topic Number: CSD.08
Topic Title: Cyber Security Education
Organization: Applied Visions, Inc.
Address: 6 Bayview Avenue
Northport, NY 11768-1502  
Abstract: In the proposed Comic-BEE (Comic Based Education and Evaluation) project, Secure Decisions will expand and refine our existing proof of concept software (CyberWISE) that enables subject matter experts and educators to create, publish and share choose your own adventure comics (CYOA) for cyber security education, without requiring a computer programmer or graphic artist. In the base task, we will refine and enhance the user interface, expand the comic graphic asset library and expand automation to create full color panels for CYOA comics; we will demonstrate the refinements by creating a new comic. In other tasks, we plan to pilot the prototype at 2016 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. We will work with transition partners to develop and demonstrate comic content as classroom curriculum. We plan to add scoring capabilities to the prototype, which will allow readers to demonstrate their cyber competence by achieving high score; we will partner with subject matter experts and transition partners to develop scored comics and pilot the use of CYOA comics in cyber competitions, and as tool for workforce evaluation. We will develop a transition strategy that identifies a sustainable path to commercialization of this technology. Lastly, we seek to optimize the comic creation process by increasing automation that leverages metadata in the script to automatically layout draft storyboards, and convert completed storyboards to draft CYOA comics. The overall project goal is to reduce the time needed to create a CYOA comic from more than a week to just days.
Award/Contract Number: HHSP233201600057C
Period of Performance: 09/01/2016 - 07/31/2018
Award/Contract Value: $504,583.74
Award/Obligated Amount: $0.00