Accession Number:

ADA282802

Title:

A New Approach for Measuring the Operational Value of Intelligence for Military Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

171.0

Abstract:

This report will be of particular interest to those who are involved in policy analysis for the Armys five-year program in developing and applying methodology and models to assess military value, particularly the value of intelligence and in comparing the potential contributions of Intelligence and Electronic WarfareTarget Acquisition IEWTA systems, employment doctrine, and technologies in various military operations scenarios. The purpose of this project was to develop a methodology and one or more prototypes models for studying IEWTA in an operational context more specifically, the methodology enables the operational value of intelligence assets and activities to be expressed in quantifiable terms useful to resource acquisition decisionmakers, military planners, and operational managers. The two prototype models were designed as aids for performing policy and other analysis of key issues. The term prototype refers to a model that has been developed to the point that its usefulness has been demonstrated. The models can be used to help look for gaps and redundancies in current and proposed capabilities, help justify resource allocations, and seek desired mixes and employment strategies of IEWTA assets and their communications network architectures to support operations. They were also used as tools for developing the methodology.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Operations Research
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Countermeasures
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE