Assessing the Impact of Information Technology on Command and Control: Measures of Merit

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Authors
  1. Pille, V.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
This document presents approaches for assessing the impact of Information Technology on Command and Control. The determination of the contribution of Command, Control, Communications and Intelitgence (C3I) systems on military mission effectiveness has proven to be a complex problem, particularly with the depth and breadth of military organizations, and the wide range of their operations. The evaluation of C3I systems necessitates the application of a framework and a methodology to yield appropriate Measures of Merit. No single measure or methodology exists that satisfactorily assesses the overall effectiveness of command and control systems. Therefore a multi-method, multi-phase approach is necessary. Hierarchies of measures are defined, example frameworks and structures for assessments are presented, and factors relevant to and affecting these assessments are discussed.
Keywords
Measures of Merit;Measures of Force Effectiveness;Measures of Effectiveness;Measures of Performance;Information Technology;Mission Effectiveness;Evaluation Framework
Report Number
DREV-9828 —
Date of publication
01 Sep 1999
Number of Pages
82
DSTKIM No
99-01776
CANDIS No
511931
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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