Accession Number : ADA264509
Title : Commander's Critical Information Requirements (CCIR): Reality Versus Perception
Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Barefield, Michael R
Report Date : Jan 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 61
Abstract : The purpose of this monograph is to determine if current and emerging doctrine adequately defines and describes CCIR so that it can be a usable tool for future battle commanders. The monograph first analyzes the doctrine for the use and communication of CCIR found in current U.S. Army field manuals. The monograph then examines the concept of 'bounded rationality' and its effect upon the mind of the commander in determining CCIR. Next, the monograph examines how recent commanders of U.S. Army corps and divisions designated certain essential information and the effect that technology had on their focus. Lastly, the monograph critiques emerging doctrine using the specific lessons of bounded rationality and history. The monograph concludes that the development of any doctrine is a dynamic process. Doctrine must study the lessons of the past and combine the lessons learned with the capabilities of the future in a disciplined evolution. The emerging doctrine for CCIR is a start in the right direction. However, it is not yet complete and is misleading in its call for control of information versus command of it. The monograph gives recommendations for use in correcting and refining the doctrine before distribution to the field.
Descriptors : *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *USER NEEDS , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , *COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS , *INFORMATION PROCESSING , CONTROL , LESSONS LEARNED , TOOLS , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , REFINING , TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS , DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , MANUALS , DECISION AIDS , BATTLES , ARMY , HISTORY , DYNAMICS , DISTRIBUTION , DECISION MAKING
Subject Categories : Information Science
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Command, Control and Communications Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE