Mission Oriented C2: Command and Control Systems as Knowledge Systems
ISRAEL DEFENCE FORCES TEL-AVIV
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This article explores a new approach for developing command and control systems suited for the information age a mission oriented approach. The article will present a method of solving the information overflow problem burdening commanders in the battlefield. A mission oriented system contains the operational knowledge as a collection of missions each mission displays all information relevant to the mission, presented in stages, thus allowing the user to advance along the mission. By presenting the information in the context of a mission, the commander will get only the information needed to complete his operational tasks. A mission oriented system will provide a framework in which distributed forces around the battlespace could build a common situation picture. The common situation picture is built jointly all through the mission and is updated constantly by the users who share the mission. This is the common language shared by the mission participants on its basis, they will manage reality in a synchronized fashion. C2 systems development established around the idea of the mission will allow C2 systems to focus on the knowledge the users need instead of focusing on managing the information the systems have.
- Information Science
- Command, Control and Communications Systems