OPTIMIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMAND AND CONTROL ORGANIZATION

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Authors
  1. Taylor, I.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Operational Research (Joint and Land)
Abstract
A reliability model is presented which can be optimized to determine the minimum establishment of a Command and Control organization to ensure a specified level of confidence in its successful operation. This model was developed for the Joint Headquarters Establishment Validation Study. The Joint Headquarters Task List was examined and the need to model the Pre-Warning, Warning and Employment Phases of their operations became apparent. The reliability model assumes issues arise according to a Poisson Process and that the resolution time is exponentially distributed. Each section is modelled separately and the confidence in the overall organization is based on the probability that there are no outstanding issues at any point in time. The model uses Marginal Analysis to conduct the optimization and produce the data to plot a curve of the confidence level for each addition to the establishment. Every point on the curve represents an organizational structure and the marginal returns of adding additional personnel can be readily determined.
Report Number
ORD-DOR(J&L)-RN-9711 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Dec 1997
Number of Pages
19
DSTKIM No
98-00511
CANDIS No
507190
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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