Accession Number : ADA588784


Title :   SAS-085 C2 Agility Model Validation Using Case Studies


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA)


Personal Author(s) : Farrell, Philip S ; Baisini, Claudia ; Belanger, Micheline ; Henshaw, Michael ; Mitchell, William ; Norlander, Arne


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a588784.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : Eight case studies, including the ISAF mission, Rwanda Genocide, Haiti Earthquake, and Major Olympic Events, are presented to validate and improve our understanding of the SAS-085 C2 Agility model. The C2 Agility model consists of two major concepts: (1) C2 Agility -- the ability to transition from one approach to an appropriate approach that can cope with the endeavour's level of complexity (SAS-085, draft), and (2) C2 Approach Agility -- the size and shape of the region of Endeavor Space where the approach in question can be successful (SAS-085, draft), or the agility of a particular C2 approach as defined by six agility enablers: flexibility, responsiveness, versatility, adaptiveness, resilience, and innovation. Reports, interviews, and media were used to complete a case study template that provided a systematic way of capturing evidence for agility. An evidence table was completed for each case study, and a meta-analysis was conducted by looking across the evidence tables, where 13 common findings were identified (e.g., flexibility as a contributor to agility). In addition, 15 new findings were discovered and subsequently used to refine the C2 Agility Model (e.g., the role of leadership in achieving and maintaining agility).


Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *COUNTERINSURGENCY , *CYBERWARFARE , *DISASTERS , *EMERGENCIES , *GENOCIDE , *HOMICIDE , *TERRORISM , AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT , CANADA , CASE STUDIES , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , EARTHQUAKES , ESTONIA , GEORGIA(REPUBLIC) , HAITI , HOSTAGES , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , ITALY , NATO , NATO FORCES , PEACEKEEPING , RUSSIA , RWANDA , SYMPOSIA , UNITED NATIONS , WEST GERMANY


Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Unconventional Warfare
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE