Cognitive Systems Engineering for Battlespace Dominance
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE
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Battlespace Dominance, across the entire conflict spectrum, is a primary objective of Joint Vision 2010, the roadmap for the United States military into the twenty-first century. Within the Air Force, Global Engagement Fogelman Widnall, 1996 serves to explicate the Joint Vision as it impacts the air and space forces. One of the six core competencies of the Air Force along with Rapid Global Mobility, Precision Engagement, Global Attack, Air and Space Superiority, and Agile Combat Support is Information Superiority over the future battlespace. They observe that the strategic perspective and the flexibility gained from operating in the airspace continuum make airmen uniquely suited for information operations. Information Superiority, from one perspective, is centered on affecting the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act or OODA loop Boyd, 1987 of the decision making process.
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