Multinational Information Sharing and Collaborative Planning Limited Objective Experiments
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This paper describes Multinational Collaboration and Information Sharing Limited Objective Experiment LOEs that examine multinational aspects of joint command and control concepts at the US Joint Forces Command USJFCOM. LOEs are designed to be both exploratory and structured, so there is an element of discovery that is extremely useful. LOEs also examine assertions made by joint concepts. The LOE was completed in November 2001 and focused on collaborative planning with multinational partners planning a rapid decisive operation when planning time is short. The LOE compared courses of action COAs developed using traditional planning with COAs developed using integrated planning. Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, and United States formed traditional and integrated planning staffs, which were formed into independent planning teams linked through a secure global network. The two planning teams were presented with identical situations and background information, and using identical collaboration software asked to develop COAs in the allotted time. Senior subject matter experts from participating nations evaluated COAs for suitability, completeness, and accuracy to determine which process, traditional or integrated, produced a superior plan when planning time was short. Evaluations were blind since evaluators knew neither the process used nor the lead nation.
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