The Ozone Widget Framework (OWF) is a common webtop environment for distribution across the enterprise. A key
mission driver for OWF is to enable rapid capability delivery by lowering time-to-market with lightweight components.
OWF has been released as Government Open Source Software and has been deployed in a variety of C2 net-centric
contexts ranging from real-time analytics, cyber-situational awareness, to strategic and operational planning. This paper
discusses the current and future evolution of OWF including the availability of the OZONE Marketplace (OMP), useractivity
driven metrics, and architecture enhancements for accessibility. Together, OWF is moving towards the rapid
delivery of modular human interfaces supporting modern and future command and control contexts.
In this paper, we describe the design and development of the NeoCITIES Simulation task environment. The enhanced
NeoCITIES environment allows repeatable experiments in which artifacts are introduced to improve team performance
and measure quantities such as inference accuracy as a function of crisis tempo, data rate, decision complexity and
individual factors such as induced stress. NeoCITIES was developed to study the effectiveness of cognitive artifacts
within a simulated command and control environment. This paper describes the initial results of a human in the loop
experiment to quantify the effects of data overload on human analyst performance. The experiment involves the
introduction of cognitive aids to support improved team coordination and understanding of team-member interactions in
a simulated extreme events scenario.