ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
This report is responsive to a request by the Training and Doctoring Command Systems Test Directorate for technical assistance in the conduct of the automatic data processing ADP training evaluation effort for the Tactical Operations System tos Concept Test, TCATA Test FM 222. The U.S. Army currently has under development a number of ADP systems for employment in tactical missions. One of these is the TOS, which is designed to facilitate the command and control decision process by quickly gathering, analyzing, and disseminating tactical information to field commanders in sufficient time to allow quick reaction to rapidly developing tactical situations. The purpose of the TOS concept Test FM 222 was to provide a data base to evaluate a concept of ADP assistance to the division staff. A limited system, called TOS Operable Segment TOS2, was used as the test bed for conducting the test. The ADP training program was to provide all staff user personnel assigned to operate the TOS2 with the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform their tasks during execution of the test. Findings from assessment of the TOS2 staff user training program provided information for answering training evaluation objectives of the test.