Conceptual Description: The Sophisticated Automatic Policy-Generation Executor (SAGE) Tool
APTIMA INC WOBURN MA
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This paper describes a concept for a tool the SAGE Sophisticated Automatic policy-Generation Executor that will provide semi-automatic development and implementation of information policy to assist military commanders in meeting their operational requirements. The concepts presented here address the problem of deriving organizational information management policies from mission concepts and provide a mechanism for commanders and their staffs to articulate information policies appropriate to their roles and echelons within the organization. It is suggested that generation of these information policies can be facilitated by a web-based wizard. This wizard the SAGE would assist the commander and staff in completing task templates relevant to mission concepts and plans, and then derive information policy elements for review and execution. The tool would retrieve and fill out existing task templates to the degree feasible and query users only to the point that gaps in task templates need to be filled. The tool would also monitor for changes in operational circumstance to trigger adaptation of supporting information management policies. A generic example of the method and a conceptual case study approach are provided. Additional applications of the concept to support information assurance activities, e.g., intrusion detection and response, are also explored.
- Information Science