Accession Number:

ADA275919

Title:

An Independent Evaluation of Information Systems Support of the Joint Forces Air Component Commander Concept of Operations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

This study examines automated Air Tasking Order ATO generation and dissemination under the Joint Forces Air Component Commander JFACC concept, focusing on an evaluation of information systems support given the differing service philosophies concerning control of tactical air assets. Current Department of Defense doctrine identifies the Contingency Tactical Air Control System Automated System CTAPS as the standard automated system for Theater Battle Management planning for the JFACC. To achieve service interoperability, the doctrine requires the use of CTAPS for ATO generation and dissemination when joint operations are conducted under the JFACC concept. A problem arises in that CTAPS is developed under the Air Forces philosophy of centralized control and decentralized execution, a philosophy very different from the Navys decentralized management concept. The study evaluates the current CTAPS development principles in light of the differing Service Philosophies. The results of this research indicate that in order to improve information system support for the JFACC, efforts should be made to increase joint involvement in CTAPS configuration management, increase Army, Navy, and Marine Corp exposure to the automated ATO process during training and exercises, and streamline the user feedback process as a to incorporate lessons learned from joint CTAPS utilization. Control systems, Tactical data systems, Tactical air control systems, Military tactics.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE