A Reference Model for Information Management to Support Coalition Information Sharing Needs
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY INFORMATION DIRECTORATE
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Effective information management is a key enabler in ensuring that commanders have access to the information they need to make optimal decisions. This can only be achieved by the combination of people, processes and tools to form an effective system. Many systems and technologies claim to address the information management problem. However, in the absence of a universally accepted model of information management, it is hard to assess how well these products and systems support military information management requirements. Simply stating that information management is the capability to provide the right information, in the right place, and at the right time, does not provide a yard stick against which to measure a systems capability. The Technical Cooperation Program TTCP Command, Control, Communications and Information C3I Action Group AG 4 has taken on the challenge of defining a model of information management to support command and control C2 in a coalition context. The proposed model provides an abstract representation of the important elements that are required to form an effective information management system. This has been validated by the examination of tools that support information management and the models coverage of their capabilities.
- Information Science
- Command, Control and Communications Systems