Design of Adaptive Organizations for Effects Based Operations
Final technical rept. 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2008
GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA VOLGENAU SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
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Results from several basic research tasks are reported. In order to respond to operations other than conventional major theater war, organizational designs that enable adaptation to changing situations are needed. In order to enable such adaptation, the supporting physical system of systems must also be adaptable and agile. Measures for assessing the adaptivity and agility of systems of systems that support the command and control functions were developed and a methodology based on executable models of architectures was designed and applied to a naval example. A second thread re-examined organization design algorithms to enhance them so that they can address cultural differences in coalition operations. A third thread used Timed Influence nets to develop and evaluate Courses of Action that would result in achieving desired effects. Model Driven Experimentation was used to develop and assess measures for evaluating the extent of to which effects based planning resulted in achieving the desired effects.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics