Accession Number:

ADA508311

Title:

Speed Versus Accuracy: A Zero Sum Game

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-05-11

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Accuracy maintains the required credibility for an effective information strategy. Speed provides current, relevant information to inform and influence key populations. The requirement and role of speed and accuracy create a zero sum game in information strategy. With the importance of information in todays irregular warfare environment, an effective information strategy is based on decentralization. Operations planned and conducted and the daily interactions of the units and Soldiers on the ground must send the organizations message. Only then can an information strategy maintain the speed to enable and enhance action and bolster the organizations credibility due to enhanced operational effectiveness. This paper examines the requirement for and the role of speed and accuracy in informing and influencing key audiences. It provides an overview of how the enemy uses information the enemys strategy to disrupt U.S. operations and the application of Boyds OODA loop in defeating the enemys strategy. It concludes with a recommendation for an information strategy developed to overcome the speed versus accuracy dilemma and increase operational effectiveness.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE