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Advancing C4ISR Assessment Workshop Report. 31 October - 2 November 2000
MILITARY OPERATIONS RESEARCH SOCIETY ALEXANDRIA VA
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This publication is the report from the Advancing C4ISR Assessment Workshop. It documents the activities and deliberations of the workshop. The report is organized first with the introduction that summarizes the workshop, followed by the reports of the working groups. The goal of the C4ISR workshop was to help formulate a plan of action to address the deficiencies that currently restrict the analytical community from adequately assessing the impact of C4ISR systems and functions on military capability. To accomplish, the goal the workshop was organized into five working groups based upon military operations, while a sixth served as a Synthesis Group. The five operations-oriented working groups were 1 Major Theater of War MTW, 2 Coercion Operations, 3 Peace OperationsHumanitarian Assistance POHA, 4 Urban Warfare, 5 Counter-TerrorismWeapons of Mass Destruction CTWMD. The Synthesis Working Group monitored the work and discussions of the other groups and then integrated across their findings and recommendations to highlight important concepts and common themes. The working groups were presented with questions from a hypothetical senior Defense Department official, asked to formulate a plan to answer the questions using best methods and tools available, and then to critique their plan. The purpose of the exercise was to help pinpoint underlying weakness in existing C4ISR analytic methods and tools, and then to use the workshop environment to discuss the impact of these weaknesses and possible solutions.
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