Accession Number:

ADA460884

Title:

Knowledge Management and Collaboration in an Effects-Based Operations Environment

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:

16.0

Abstract:

New warfighting concepts are currently under development to improve the ability of future Joint Force Commanders JFCOM to rapidly and decisively conduct particularly challenging and important operational missions as they transition to the fighting force described in Joint Vision 2020. This paper describes one element that is part of these new concepts knowledge management and collaboration as conducted to support Effects-Based Operations EBO. Collaboration offers great potential to better enable warfighters to plan, monitor, execute, and assess activities across the spectrum of joint functional areas. Collaboration also is essential to develop a shared situational awareness among heterogeneous, distributed team members. EBO is defined as a process for obtaining a desired strategic outcome, or effect on the enemy, through the synergistic and cumulative application of the full range of national military and nonmilitary capabilities at all levels of conflict. 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 knowledge management and collaboration survey, which included 29 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