Accession Number : ADA603242


Title :   Balancing Information Analysis and Decision Value: A Model to Exploit the Decision Process


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Hyden, Paul ; Russell, Stephen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a603242.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : In a time of competing and constrained resources the value of intelligence analysis to decision value is an elusive factor to quantify. This issue is confounded by ever-increasing initiatives to increase information sources and automate the decision workflow. In order to effectively evaluate possible changes to information analysis and related decision workflows, it is critically important to characterize key features of the decision process. This paper presents a theoretical Commander's decision problem: Should I attack and where? In the context of this problem a model, based on a simplified time dilation optimization methodology is developed to examine the effects of intelligence analysis strategies on the decision workflow and process. The model is evaluated using several initial assumption cases and the implications of are discussed.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , DECISION MAKING , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE


Subject Categories : Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE