Assessing the Impact of Information Technology on Command and Control: Measures of Merit.
DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)
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This document presents approaches for assessing the impact of Information Technology on Command and Control. The determination of the contribution of Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence C3I systems on military mission effectiveness has proven to be a complex problem, particularly with the depth and breadth of military organizations, and the wide range of their operations. The evaluation of C3I systems necessitates the application of a framework and of a methodology to yield appropriate Measures of Merit. No single measure or methodology exists that satisfactorily assesses the overall effectiveness of command and control systems. Therefore a multi-method, multi-phase approach is necessary. Hierarchies of measures are defined, example frameworks and structures for assessments are presented, and factors relevant to and affecting these assessments are discussed.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems