Guiding Experimentation Efforts in Support of Transformation
Conference paper with briefing charts
NORWEGIAN DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OSLO
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In the context of transforming military forces, activities in Concept Development Experimentation CDE are increasingly seen as important with respect to the realization of needed capabilities in areas where there are no established solutions. Limited funding leads to a need for prioritization of proposed experiments. This paper describes a methodology that helps prioritize experimental activities on the basis of operational values, costs and risk profiles. The methodology has been developed in the project METEX METhod for EXperimentation conducted by Norwegian Defense Research Establishment FFI and Teleplan AS in Norway. The paper describes a decision support tool for prioritization of experimental activities based on operational need, operational value and the estimated cost and risk. For, assessing operational value, a network centric representation of the force structure is applied. The use of properties and gaps in this representation of the force structure is crucial in the methodology. The paper also briefly describes a web-based process framework, in which the assessment tool is incorporated. The web based framework serves as a guide through the experimentation process. The Norwegian Armed Forces plan to implement the methodology and associated process within this year 2004 to support the CDE process.
- Administration and Management
- Operations Research
- Military Forces and Organizations