Accession Number:

ADA463984

Title:

Towards Quantifying the Benefits of NEC

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LAB FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The UK places Network Enabled Capability NEC as one of its highest priorities for future investment in research, acquisition and people. A recent Defense White Paper states that the continued transformation of UK forces is dependent on exploiting the benefits of NEC. Analysis and experimentation has a key role in helping UK MOD to identify 1 where will NEC deliver most benefit to defense 2 what can be traded off to pay for it 3 what changes are required to processes, equipment, training etc, to deliver the desired transformation. Analytical support is being provided in three main ways 1 Knowledge-mining previous work on quantifying the value of information. NEC as a coherent concept is new, but many of its elements have been under analysis for the last few years. 2 Influencing ongoing studies and experiments to include NEC options in their analysis 3 Providing decision support to the MOD acquisition communities from a benefits-led perspective. This activity is helping the MOD to identify the high level benefits that could be achieved in delivering NEC. This paper provides examples of the types of benefits that are being identified and quantified and the methods that have been used in deriving them.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Intelligence
  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE