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Integrating Automated Normative Analysis into Brigade Battle Staffs.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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This monograph explores automated command and control for the brigade battle staff. It examines the Army personnel policies and data transmission capabilities, and concludes that the staff is in danger of data and task overload. The paper describes the staff organization and equipment based on current modernization programs IVIS-Plus, ATCCS Block III, and C2V. It then analyzes the impact of these programs on the staffs ability to execute its doctrinal requirements. This analysis subjectively rates each doctrine brigade staff task and subtask on its susceptibility to improvement by automation. Based on this analysis, the monograph suggests introducing Automated Normative Analysis ANA, and evaluates its potential impact. The paper closes with a discussion of some common objections to ANA-enhanced decision making aids. The future of Army command and control lies in harnessing computers to do more of the rote computational tasks that currently occupy much of the staffs energy and time. The next critical component in the evolution of automated systems is to expedite wargaming, create simple plans, and track key assets and decision points by exploring the utility of ANA.
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