A Cultural Framework for the Interoperability of C2 Systems
SOUTH AUSTRALIA UNIV MAWSON LAKES SCHOOL OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
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In considering some of the difficulties experienced in coalition operations, it becomes apparent that attention is needed, is in establishing a cultural framework for the interoperability of personnel the human agents and the ITIS infrastructure that they share. This paper extends the argument proposed in previous work Burke 2000a Burke 2000b Slay 2001, Slay Burke 2001 that culture is an important system variable within any complex socio-technical system, such as a C2 system. The IFIP-IFAC 1999 Task Force has developed the Generalized Enterprise Reference Framework and Architecture GERAM. GERAM allows the merger of change process methods from different disciplines and examines both the products of a system and the business processes by which they are produced. However, while recognizing the role of human agents within the system, the GERAM framework does not cater for any cultural differences within the processes of decision making, monitoring, commanding and controlling or bringing about change. This paper extends the GERAM framework with theoretical anthropological and organizational frameworks discussed in previous work Slay 2001, Slay Burke 2001 and creates a specific cultural framework that is applied to the interoperability of C2 systems in coalition operations.
- Sociology and Law
- Command, Control and Communications Systems