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Capabilities Cycle

HSCB programs are organized into four capabilities, each set feeding into the next and forming a cycle. Click on each capability area for a complete list of programs in the area.

Understand: Capabilities to support thorough perception and comprehension, grounded in social and behavioral science, of the sociocultural features and dynamics in an operational environment.

Detect: Capabilities to discover, distinguish, and locate operationally relevant sociocultural signatures through the collection, processing, and analysis of sociocultural behavior data.

Forecast: Capabilities to track and forecast change in entities and phenomena of interest along multiple dimensions through persistent sensing and modeling of the environment.

Mitigate: Capabilities develop, prioritize, execute, and measure COAs grounded in the social and behavioral sciences.

Other Sociocultural Programs

Understand Detect Mitigate Forecast