Accession Number:

ADA230105

Title:

Review of Command and Control Models and Theory

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1987-Sep 1989

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

This review examines command and control model and theory literature from 1975 to 1988. It identifies and discusses literature that discusses how command post staffs perform command and control functions and deliberately omits a fairly large body of literature that discusses tangentially related material. Reports that dealt with communications or seemed to address command or control as a vehicle to demonstrate the potential relevance of some existing engineering or operations research methodology are omitted. A total of 66 reports and documents are discussed. The literature has been classified into five basic types of models 1models that evolve from literature, such as Field Manuals implementation in intent, 2organization models that evolve from adaptations of organizational or management theorists work, 3behavioral system models that look at command and control in terms of human behavior, 4systems-oriented models that emerge from the systems research perspective, and 5some attempts to develop network based models by applying existing analytical techniques. Keywords Command and control systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Psychology
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE