Evolution of a Mission Plan
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMAND SAN DIEGO CA
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A prototype Decision Support System for Coalition Operations DSCCO is being developed by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, to support the Operations Planning Team OPT of the Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Command CINCPAC. The goal of DSCCO is to apply and integrate organizational design concepts and decision support technologies in planning and executing multinational coalition operations. Employing a user-centered design approach, DSSCO researchers have developed a multi-component toolset. The Planning Module functions as a surrogate expert planner and guides OPT personnel through the evolution of a mission plan using the Crisis Action Planning process. DSSCOs supporting resources include a Coalition Planning Guide and access to relevant information regarding coalition partners and other organizations with whom the U.S. military must interface during a coalition operation. The Task Visualization Module presents the plan. It provides a collaborative display that enables distributed coalition forces to maintain shared situation awareness in real-time of their own activities in relation to those of other organizations. This paper describes the DSSCO toolset and the functional support it will provide to the OPT.
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