Accession Number:

ADA458086

Title:

Designing Optimal Organizational Structures for Combat Information Centers in the Next Generation of Navy Ships

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

APTIMA INC WOBURN MA

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The need exists for a comprehensive methodology for synthesizing adaptive decision making organizations to complete complex missions. Over the years, research in organizational decision making has demonstrated that a strong functional dependency exists between the specific structure of a task environment and the resulting optimal organizational structure and its decision strategy. What is needed is an application of a scientific model of organizational design, used to optimize organizational performance within specific mission parameters and constraints. This model predicts which organizational alternatives would be most likely to result in optimized staffing within the domain of safe and effective command and control operations. This paper describes the application of our team modeling approach to the design of a reduced-manning notional combat information center for future Navy surface ships, using knowledge of future missions, resources available, information networks, and doctrinal rules.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE