Risk Driven Outcome-Based Command and Control (C2) Assessment
JOINT C4ISR BATTLE CENTER SUFFOLK VA
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This paper outlines an analysis approach that combines risk assessment, systems dynamics modeling, end-to-end testing, and fine-grained linked simulations to surface deficiencies and identify enhancements for Joint Task Force JTF Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance C4ISR architectures. Conventional wisdom calls for building architecture framework products and executable simulations to understand and assess architecture behavior and performance. Unfortunately, in many cases these framework products do not exist and creating products for an architecture as large as a JTF before deployment is not realistic. The Joint C4ISR Outcome Based Integrated Architecture Assessment JCOBIAA team is pursuing an outcome based approach that uses risk assessment and systems dynamics modeling to prioritize issues and reduce the scope of the integrated architecture to be analyzed. The concept of functional threads for task accomplishment is used as a mechanism for analysis. In addition, end-to-end testing is proposed as a technique to address problem areas like interface compatibility and message exchanges since configuring actual hardware and software components in a distributed test environment can be easier and more reliable than developing or employing digital simulations.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems