Accession Number:

ADA463353

Title:

Agile and Resilient Hierarchies for Defense Departments: Lofty Ideal or an Actionable Proposal

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE INFORMATION SCHOOL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DoD must demonstrate agility and resilience in operations at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels. The current Command and Control C2 structure requires improved management of information and knowledge for agility and resilience at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels. The challenge is to design the organization around the flows of information, or the management of information information-based operations. In order to do this, a comprehensive approach to information management is needed. Agility, while important, is not the only consideration. Completely agile structures may lose the benefits bestowed by hierarchies. Rather the Defense Department should work towards agile and resilient hierarchies that can recover quickly following setbacks.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Operations Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE