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An accomplished thought leader in the field of political development forecasting, Steve Shellman leads as president and CEO of Strategic Analysis Enterprises. In this role, Stephen Shellman oversees the development of software and systems for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and other government agencies.

As a primary contractor to the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Strategic Analysis Enterprise has developed a number of innovative systems that help to predict upheaval in communities around the world. Strategic Analysis Enterprise, or SAE, has distinguished itself as a key subcontractor in the creation of the Integrated Crisis Early Warning System (ICEWS), which analyzes data from multiple sources to determine locations of potentially problematic unrest. Now, the company is in collaboration with the ONR to expand this system for use in all significant combatant commands.

Strategic Analysis Enterprises is also currently contracting with the ONR on the development of a program known as Sub-Regional Modeling of Instability at the Regional Level, or SIMPL. Similar to the mission of ICEWS, this program plans to focus on unrest at the local level and enable response before a crisis situation occurs. Continually in search of programs that will support these missions, SAE is engaged in developing a text-processing capability that has the ability to assess sentiments, emotions, and political opinions from printed material. The company believes that this will have far-reaching abilities in terms of the military’s ability to understand and intervene in upheaval situations.