Accession Number : ADA551202
Title : Coalition Interoperability Measurement Frameworks Literature Survey
Descriptive Note : Contract rept.
Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) CENTRE FOR OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Personal Author(s) : Bury, Philip
Report Date : Aug 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 102
Abstract : This paper is the report of a review of selected works that were referred to in a 2007 survey of methods to measure interoperability between military forces. It forms part of an effort to develop a framework for assessing interoperability in command, control, computers, and communications. The framework is being developed by the Joint Studies Operational Research Team, and is sponsored by Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management). For the framework, the context of interest for interoperability was 5-Eyes (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States), at the strategic/operational level. The aim of this survey is to identify and describe any content of those papers that potentially contributes to the framework. The review was a limited success. The findings and recommendations are described in the Executive Summary. It was found that many of the papers concentrated on the Technical aspect of interoperability, some directly technical, some very abstract. A few addressed human, organisational and policy matters. Since the papers were all published no later than 2007, it seems likely that useful work has been done since. The field is complicated by a plethora of definitions of interoperability. The Four Aspects of interoperability as agreed by the CCEB are too restrictive and exclude some important factors. Strong recommendations of the reviewer are: that future work focus on the human, organisational and policy aspects of interoperability; that it include preparations for unforeseen operation with allied or partner forces that do not have the technical capability or cultural assumptions of the CCEB family, and also with other governmental, non-military international, non-governmental organisations and other potential actors in the contemporary battlespace / mission space; and that empirical and field research be undertaken as soon as possible, to take advantage of current operations whilst they are still current.
Descriptors : *INTEROPERABILITY , *LITERATURE SURVEYS , *MEASUREMENT , ABSTRACTS , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , CULTURE , DATA MANAGEMENT , EXECUTIVE ROUTINES , HUMANS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , MISSIONS , NEW ZEALAND , POLICIES , PREPARATION , REPORTS , SURVEYS , UNITED KINGDOM , UNITED STATES
Subject Categories : Information Science
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE