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Cognitive Task Analysis of the HALIFAX-Class Operations Room Officer: Data Sheets. Annexes

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Annex A, B, and C contain three sets of data tables organized in terms of ORO goals. Annex D illustrates how ORO goals taken from Annex A-C may be cross-referenced to a specific threat related activity sequence. Coming on watch goals - Annex A These data tables describe the goals of the ORO when coming on watch. This is the time when the ORO must be updated about information that has arrived or events that have occurred since he or she was last on watch. This information must be reviewed and related to likely mission needs during the coming watch. Background OR management goals - Annex B These data tables describe the ongoing goals of the ORO that must be pursued during any watch. These goals include managing the OR team, dealing with the information contained in the text or audio messages that come into the OR, building and maintaining awareness of all pertinent information. Successful attainment of these goals prepare the ORO and the OR to face future threats. Foreground threat related goals - Annex C These data tables describe the goals of the ORO during a generic threat response. Exactly which goals are pursued will vary with the type and circumstances of the threat. For example, establishing communication with and warning oft a potentially hostile contact may not be appropriate once more aggressive Rules of Engagement have been established. These goals may also overlap with some background goals. Scenario event sequences - Annex D In this Annex, activities for two scenario events requiring active engagement i.e. firing of weapons are tabulated and cross referenced to the data tables in Annex A, B, and C.

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  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

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