Review and Analysis of "Human Factors Engineering Requirements for Canadian Forces Command and Control Information Systems": Guidelines and User Manual


  1. Matthews, M.L.
  2. Webb, R.D.G.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
To assist project managers and contractors responsible for human factors engineering (HFE) in Comman and Control Information Systems (CCIS) projects, two reports were produced by Engel & Townsend Ltd. in 1997 under contract to DCIEM: "Guidelines for human engineering requirements for Canadian Forces Command and Control Information Systems" and "User Manual Guidelines for human factors engineering requirements for Canadian Forces Command and Control Information Systems". The Tactical Battlefield Command System (TBCS) provided an opportunity to evaluate the reports as they were applied to the project. Therefore a study was contracted with the company selected to develop the human engineer plan for TBCS, to: 1. Determine the utility of the Guidelines document in assisting the development of a draft human engineering program plan (HEPP). 2. Provide commentary and analysis on the general utility of the two documents for use in future DND CCIS. 3. Review how the reports, had they been available at the time of project initiation, might have influenced the development of a sample of CCIS acquisition projects. 4. Comment on how the reports might influence the future direction of TBCS. These objectives were approached through a combination of analysis and review by the TBCS project human engineering contractors and by five other personnel responsible for CCIS research or acquisition projects. TRUNCATED
Human engineering;Military information systems;Human Engineering Program Plan (HEPP);Human factors guidelines;Command Control Information Systems (CCIS);Tactical Battlefield Command System (TBCS)
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-1999-032 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 1999
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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