Accession Number:

ADP003238

Title:

A Sociotechnical Communications Model for Command and Control,

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Using military command and control systems as the setting, this paper examines the problem of effectively communicating perceptions and mental concepts from one organizational element to another. A model is proposed which identifies and links the important aspects of this process problem formulation, language development and usage, and transmission media. Using this model, the paper outlines tradeoffs among these various factors and suggests ways in which command and control processes might be improved through both technical and non-technical means. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE