Cognitive Technologies, Inc., has become known in research
and customer communities for distinctive theoretical, methodological,
and practical approaches to decision making, and for the successful
development of strategies for improving decision making quality.
Our customers benefit from the further development and application
of these concepts and methods.
The primary goal of CTI is to provide decision-making solutions
to problems that demand innovative ideas. In many cases, solutions
also involve the development, application, and testing of advanced
The focus of CTI's work has been time-stressed decisions under
uncertainty, where the costs of an error are potentially high. Our
customer base has traditionally comprised government agencies with
an interest in high-stakes, time-pressured decision making, such
as the Army, Navy, Air Force, Intelligence Community, NASA, and
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Although CTI has developed training and decision support methods
that can be applied to a variety of domains, each new application
requires a deep understanding of the subject area, adaptation of
the training or decision support methods to that area, and, often,
the resolution of new research issues. CTI puts together teams of
employees and expert consultants to tackle each new subject area.
The company has sought to maintain a small full-time employee base,
while utilizing a larger pool of part-time employees, university
and industry consultants, and subcontractors to provide a high-quality
and flexible response to shifting business opportunities. CTI has
also joined in a consortium (called Decision Spectrum Group) with
three other companies with complementary capabilities, in order
to bid on larger projects.
More recently, CTI has participated in the creation of a commercial
enterprise, GlobalWisdom, Inc., with
the goal of commercializing the critical thinking and information
retrieval technologies that CTI has developed along with its various
partneres in academia and industry.