Accession Number : ADA514873


Title :   The I3I Model; Identifying Cultural Determinants of Information Sharing via C2 Information Technologies


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : NETHERLANDS DEFENCE ACADEMY BREDA


Personal Author(s) : Heuvel, Gijs van den ; Ettinger, Fred van ; Grant, Tim


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a514873.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Nowadays, information sharing is critical in and between organizations. However, there is no more critical need for information sharing than during modern military and civil-military operations when international coalitions dynamically form. Such coalitions can be characterized by their highly dynamic and information rich environments and the great diversity of entities involved, each representing its own national, organizational and professional culture. Differences in national, organizational and professional culture are increasingly recognized as key barriers to C2 information sharing. This, paper identifies three dimensions in which cultural determinants influence the behaviors central to information sharing and the use of information technologies for sharing; Identification; Inter-relation and Interchange. An integrative model for the assessment of these behaviors is advanced and expanded by utilizing qualitative data gathered during NATO Response Force Exercises in cooperation with the NATO C2 Centre of Excellence. Implications for information sharing in a multi-national environment are proposed. The proposed model enables a systematic identification of the highly complex and challenging process of C2 information sharing. This identification is a critical first step in developing a strategy and specific interventions to align cultures of different entities participating in dynamic coalitions in support of more effective information sharing, ultimately resulting in increased mission effectiveness.


Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL , *BARRIERS , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , MILITARY EXERCISES , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY) , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , SYMPOSIA , NETHERLANDS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE