Accession Number:

ADA429853

Title:

Information Sharing Among Military Headquarters. The Effects on Decisionmaking

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

New information technologies introduced into military operations provide the impetus to explore alternative operating procedures and command structures. New concepts such as network-centric operations and distributed and decentralised command and control have been suggested as technologically enabled replacements for platform-centric operations and for centralised command and control. As attractive as these innovations seem, it is important that military planners responsibly test these concepts before their adoption. To do this, models, simulations, exercises, and experiments are necessary to allow proper scientific analysis based on the development of both theory and experiment. The primary objective of this work is to propose a theoretical method to assess the effects of information gathering and collaboration across an information network on a group of local decision-making elements parts of, or a complete, headquarters. The effect is measured in terms of the reduction in uncertainty about the information elements deemed critical to the decisions to be taken.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE