National Training Center Lessons Learned: Data Requirements
Research note 1981-1986
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The issue of the value of data for Lessons Learned and a recognition of the shortage of personnel and current workload of OCs and CIS analysts was a recurring theme in the working group meeting. Only a limited amount of information can be collected through instrumentation. Much of the data for Lessons Learned requires systematic observations collected in a consistent manner. The current software would support much of this data collection, but it would be expensive in terms of personnel time. It was the consensus of the working group that additional requirements could not be generated without additional resources being supplied. For example, additional personnel were assigned to collect data on the effectiveness of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The Electronic Clipboard will be another valuable training evaluation and research data gathering tool. Army decision makers need to balance the potential utility of the National Training Center for improving Military doctrine, Military tactics, Army training, Army equipment, and Army procedures against competing requirements for personnel resources throughout the Army. The potential of the NTC for Lessons Learned has not been realized. CATA, ARI and other primary users of the data for Lessons Learned have utilized the available data as effectively as possible. However, they recognize, and have described in this report, how much more could potentially be achieved if additional resources were available.
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