Summaries - Research
Back Adaptability in Information Flow for Command and Control
|Division||Graduate School of Operational & Information Sciences|
Hutchins, Susan G.
Pfeiffer, Karl D.
|Sponsor||Office of Naval Research (Navy)|
The main objective for Task 1 is to examine how planning teams employ perishable and uncertain information in the operational planning process. We will investigate both information structure and information richness in order to assess how they impact organizational planning. Information structure in this context refers to the degree of interaction planners have with the available information. METOC specialists in the Navy are available to operators and planners for consultation, though much of this information (e.g. weather forecasts, sea-state assessments) is available on-demand through web-based services. The complex and uncertain nature of METOC information, coupled with the sensitivity of the operation at hand, may require more consultation with human specialists instead of in addition to simple web-based inquiries. One of the outcomes of this work, then, is to gain some insight for improving the combination of human and automated support for planning.
The objectives for Task 2 are to develop an understanding of the human and team challenges associated with using the Command and Control Rapid Prototype Continuum (C2RPC) by conducting a cognitive task analysis (CTA) of operational planners' decision making.
|Keywords||Command and Control METOC Operational Planning Maritime Operational Center (MOC)|
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