Utility of Automation of Order of Battle and Target Intelligence Data for Intelligence Analysis
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The need to develop a capability to process increasing amounts of intelligence information input by battlefield systems to divisions has led to the establishment of an Army work program to determine user requirements for a Tactical Operations System TOS. As part of the program, a series of software packages is being evaluated by the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences for potential inclusion as requirements for a prototype TOS. The first of these packages--automated Order of Battle OB and Target Intelligence TI files--was evaluated in the present study. A series of intelligence tasks was accomplished by two groups, each consisting of 10 subjects qualified as intelligence analysts. Both groups worked with a basic simulated TOS. The experimental group had access to automated OB and TI files the control group used OB and TI files in manual form. Automation of the files significantly increased both the accuracy and the completeness with which intelligence requirements were accomplished but did not increase the speed of completion of those requirements.
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