Training the Crisis Action Planning Process Using the DSSCO Toolset
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMAND SAN DIEGO CA
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The primary purpose of ONR-funded project, Decision Support System for Coalition Operations DSSCO, was to develop software tools to assist CINC-level crisis action planners in formulating effective plans for coalition operations involving military and civilian organizations. The DSSCO tools consist of a Planning Tool, a Task Visualization Module, and a Resource Database. The first two components incorporate detailed task protocols to guide mission planning and execution, while the Resource Database contains socio-cultural information about coalition participants that can assist planners in making appropriate task assignments. Together, these three DSSCO tools can facilitate developing crisis action plans for coalition operations. However, effective training in the use of the tools is a prerequisite for their most effective use. Because the DSSCO toolset is based on traditional Joint Operation Planning and Execution System JOPES Crisis Action Planning CAP doctrine, learning to use the toolset also provides instruction in the CAP process. Thus, the training program discussed here encompasses the concepts and procedures of crisis action planning as well as the specific components of the DSSCO toolset.
- Administration and Management
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics