%0 Conference Proceedings %A Murray, K. and Lowrance, J. and Sharpe, K. and Williams, D. and Gremban, K. and Holloman, K. and Speed, C. and Tynes, R %E Salerno, J. and Yang, S. J. and Nau, D. and Chai, S.-K. %T Toward Culturally Informed Option Awareness for Influence Operations with S-CAT %B Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction (SBP11) %@ 0302-9743 %I Springer %S Lecture Notes in Computer Science %P 2-9 %V 6589 %D 2011 %K Modeling Culture, Effects-Based Modeling, Forecasting Effects %X The Socio-Cultural Analysis Tool (S-CAT) is being developed to help decision makers better understand the plausible effects of actions taken in situations where the impact of culture is both significant and subtle. We describe S-CAT in the context of a hypothetical influence operation that serves as an illustrative use case. One of the many challenges in developing S-CAT involves providing transparency into the model. S-CAT does this by providing explanations of the analysis it provides. This paper describes how S-CAT can improve option-awareness during influence operations and discusses the explanation capabilities used by S-CAT to support transparency into the model.