Accession Number:

ADA470765

Title:

Principles of Information Management for the Operational Commander

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The vast amount of information available in todays network centric environment has increased the complexity and uncertainty of military operations. Leveraging the information domain to achieve a decisive advantage requires effective information management. In a globally connected world, where unilateral nation-state military operations are becoming less likely, mission success in the operational environment will largely depend on the interoperability of many diverse organizations. Information flow is the critical link that ties these organizations together and achieves unity of effort. However, information management at the operational level is less than optimum. With so much depending on the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time, an effective information management strategy is a must. This paper will analyze the impact of information management missteps in past and current operations and show that fundamental tenets can be derived to effectively guide information management in the operational environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE