Quantitative Capability Delivery Increments: A Novel Approach for Estimating and Assessing DoD Future Network Needs
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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While Joint network enabled operations promise the DoD benefits in terms of improved force agility and effectiveness, these also pose significant challenges for decision makers faced with the job of identifying major gaps and the potential contribution of investment alternatives. Traditional analysis methods based on information exchange requirements have been found to be resource intensive, time consuming, and often limited by the experience of the supporting subject matter experts who are unable to anticipate either the situations that might arise or the manner in which new capabilities and business processes might evolve over time. This paper proposes a new but complementary approach for estimating future demand for network capability based on the premise that aggregate demand for network capability is driven by trends in communication devices used to access the network. The paper describes the Quantitative Capabilities Delivery Increments QCDI demand model developed to meet DoDs need to project future network demands of military units.
- Computer Systems
- Radio Communications
- Command, Control and Communications Systems