CAF IA Software Requirements for TAA


  1. Seaboyer, A.
  2. Jolicoeur, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN);Royal Military Coll of Canada, Kingston Ont (CAN) Dept of Political Science
This report aims at providing a practitioner’s point of view to the challenge of developing a software tool for CAF IA soldiers involved in carrying out Target Audience Analysis. The authors provide a brief view into specifically what software tools the CAF IA soldiers (particularly the IA analysts involved in carrying out Target Audience Analysis, TAA) are currently using and what additional capabilities are necessary to carry out their job of understanding their TA more effectively. The research report focusses primarily on the area of visualizing human environment (human terrain) data. Additionally, it looks into an example of what the human environment data that CAF's IA officers and our allies collect in the field looks like and what this means for software tool development. Finally, it provides insights into software visualization capabilities that would be helpful to support the IA process and the associated battle rhythm. The report is based on direct subject matter expertise input as well as interviews with CAF IA soldiers to identify their needs from a practitioner's point of view.
Influence Activities;Influence Operations;Target Audience Analysis
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2017-C189 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2017
Number of Pages
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