Decision Support Systems for Operational Level Command and Control
Monograph rept. Ay89/90
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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The speed, complexity, and data base of military operations require that military commanders be able to deal with large amounts of information. The ability to act quickly is directly related to the capability to process this flood of information. Any tool that can facilitate the decision making process enhances command and control. Such a tool is called a decision support system. A decision support system assists the decision maker in his decision process and seeks to produce effective decisions. The desirable criteria for a decision support system are suitability, feasibility, and acceptability. Typically, a decision support system involves the use of operations research techniques. This monographs proposes that, in general, decision support systems are beneficial and that, in particular, the Program Evaluation and Review Techniques PERT are appropriate for an operational level decision support system for command and control.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems