Application of a Method for Determining Information Requirements in a Field Army
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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A survey was devised from analysis of staff journal entries made during field training and command post exercises. The survey listed 61 common information items, with subdivisions indicating level of information detail desired. Subjects checked which items, in how much detail, were most important to them in the field. Responding were 86 experienced staff officers, from four staff elements--G2 Intelligence, G3 Operations, FSCE Fire Support Coordination Element, and CBRE Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Element--and from two separate Corps, from Infantry and Armored divisions, and from three echelons of command Army, Corps, and Division. The officers subjective judgments were converted to scores which permitted each officers response to receive equal weight even though the number of information items considered crucial by each officer varied from person to person.
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