Situation Awareness Information Dominance & Information Warfare.
Interim rept. Jan 96-Jan 97,
LOGICON TECHNICAL SERVICES INC DAYTON OH
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Information warfare and its primary objective of achieving information dominance over enemy forces have arisen as a major area of emphasis for future military actions. The concept of information dominance and the issues involved in attaining it are explored through a model of situation awareness within the context of the type of complex, distributed crews or military units envisioned in future military operations. Achieving information dominance involves far more than having more data than the enemy. It will require that available data be transformed into relevant information in a timely manner for a multitude of forces, each with varied and dynamically changing but inter-related information needs. Further, the information must be properly understood by each within the context of a joint mission. The difficulty of accomplishing this task is not to be underestimated, however. This is exactly where an understanding of situation awareness and the factors that impact it are essential. By examining what is known about how people access, assimilate and interpret information to develop situation awareness as well as how this fits within the decision making and action cycle, clear directions for the development of systems to support the goal of information dominance can be established.
- Information Science