Experience using Collaborative Technology with the United Nations and Multi-National Militaries: Rim of the Pacific 2000 Strong Angel Exercise in Humanitarian Assistance
ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON CENTER FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION
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The Center for the Management of Information CMI at The University of Arizona engaged in a joint research project with the U.S. Navys Commander Third Fleet Third Fleet and The MITRE Corporation MITRE to use and evaluate collaborative technology during Strong Angel, a humanitarian assistancedisaster relief HADR exercise. Strong Angel was a part of RIMPAC 2000, a five-week multinational exercise that involved seven nations with over 22,000 people, fifty ships, and 200 aircraft. RIMPAC 2000s Strong Angel set out to satisfy three goals 1 Develop a mutual understanding of respective capabilities, limitations and expectations among multinational militaries and the main United Nations relief agencies 2 Create a replicable system for the safe conduct of Strong Angel and subsequent exercises in civil-military interaction for humanitarian support and 3 Deliver a coordinated response to a population in crisis. CMI, Third Fleet, and MITRE teamed to achieve four objectives 1 provide a collaborative environment both at sea and ashore within an austere environment 2 use collaborative technology to establish a forum for the exchange of relevant information between civilian humanitarian organizations and the military 3 document the flux of combined activities each day and 4 evaluate the utility of collaborative technology during a civil-military exercise in humanitarian relief. The team met each objective and reports the results in this paper.
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