Accession Number:

ADA460883

Title:

Effects-Based Planning: An Empirical Examination of the Process

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OPERATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Report Date:

2002-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Recent world events have demonstrated that future conflicts will not necessarily be between nation states. Transnational threats to U.S. national security include drug cartels and international criminal and terrorist organizations. In response, the U.S. Joint Forces Command JFCOM is leading a transition toward a new approach to warfare. A cornerstone of this new approach is the concept of Rapid Decisive Operations RDO, which integrate knowledge, command and control, and Effects-Based Operations EBO to achieve the desired strategic outcome or effect on the enemy through the synergistic application of the full range of military and nonmilitary capabilities at all levels of conflict. In preparing for and conducting a RDO, the military acts in concert with and leverages the other instruments of national power to understand and reduce the adversarys critical capabilities and coherence. Focusing on effects, rather than attrition, enables a highly coordinated level of inter-service, interagency, and international cooperation. An experiment entitled Effects Tasking Order-to-Actions Limited Objective Experiment ETO-to-Actions LOE was conducted at the JFCOM, Joint Experimentation Center, Suffolk, VA, 3-14 December, 2001, to examine aspects of EBO, and to specifically assess and refine the effects-based planning and assessment EBPA process. Three surveys were administered during the experiment to gather data on the effectiveness of the following 1 the collaborative tools and the training provided to the participants for this experiment, 2 knowledge management and collaboration as critical aspects of effects-based planning, and 3 the EBPA process. This paper describes the results of a subset of the survey on the EBPA process, which included 43 items that participants rated using a 5-point Likert scale. This is a companion paper to two other papers that discuss the results of the other two surveys that were administered.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE