Evaluation of Command and Control Centers
Interim technical rept.
DECISIONS AND DESIGNS INC MCLEAN VA
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This interim report documents the efforts of Decisions and Designs, Inc. DDI toward the development of a general model for the evaluation of proposed and existing Command and Control centers. Such a model is desirable in and of itself and, in addition, can serve as a stepping stone in the evolution of a science or theory of Command and Control. The task of building a general evaluation model for C2 centers is complicated by the large number and variety of systems designed for the gathering, transmission, and analysis of information specific systems used for these purposes vary within branches of the U. S. services and NATO as well as with the levels of C2 centers in the overall command structure. The approach that DDI proposed to use in building the general model included 1 developing specific resource allocation models for several C2 centers chosen to represent different branches and levels of the command structure 2 analyzing these specific models for commonality and 3 extracting general principles which could be embodied in a generic C2 evaluation model and could form the foundation of a science of command and control center design. To enable DDI personnel to perform efficiently, a series of conferences were held with Air Force, Army, and Navy C2 experts. The information gathered in the conferences was used to create the structure of a hierarchical evaluation model which can be used as is to evaluate C2 center information capability, or can serve as a foundation for more specific C2 evaluation models.
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