Knowledge Visualizations: A Tool to Achieve Optimized Operational Decision Making and Data Integration
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The overabundance of data created by modern information systems IS has led to a breakdown in cognitive decision-making. Without authoritative source data, commanders decision-making processes are hindered as they attempt to paint an accurate shared operational picture SOP. Further impeding the decision-making process is the lack of proper interface interaction to provide a visualization that aids in the extraction of the most relevant and accurate data. Utilizing the DSS to present visualizations based on OLAP cube integrated data allow decision-makers to rapidly glean information and build their situation awareness SA. This yields a competitive advantage to the organization while in garrison or in combat. Additionally, OLAP cube data integration enables analysis to be performed on an organization s data-flows. This analysis is used to identify the critical path of data throughout the organization. Linking a decision-maker to the authoritative data along this critical path eliminates the many decision layers in a hierarchal command structure that can introduce latency or error into the decision-making process. Furthermore, the organization has an integrated SOP from which to rapidly build SA, and make effective and efficient decisions.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Intelligence
- Command, Control and Communications Systems