Accession Number:

ADA339749

Title:

Information Warfare: Evaluation of Operator Information Processing Models

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Apr-Oct 97

Corporate Author:

LOGICON TECHNICAL SERVICES INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

The present document provides a review of 17 models of human information processing. The models were grouped into five classes Memory and attention, artificial intelligence, visual attention, language comprehension, and situation awareness. The utility of the models was evaluated with respect to their contributions toward understanding the Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act phases of the OODA Loop, the predominant decision making framework for the Third Wave Battlespace, or information warfare. The assessment indicated that current information processing models contribute primarily to the Observe and Orient phases however, their contributions are disappointingly minor. Further, among the models considered in this review, effective portrayals of the Decide and Act phases were lacking altogether.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE