Accession Number : ADA307648

Title :   Military Decision Making in The Information Age.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Belknap, Maggie

PDF Url : ADA307648

Report Date : 12 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : As our military forces transition from an industrial-based force to an information-based force, three critical aspects of military decision making will be most affected by enhancements in information technology --- certainty, tempo, and command and control. Enhancements in information technology will result in better and more information in real time for commanders at all levels. As commanders will be making decisions in an increasingly compressed decision cycle, tempo will become the most critical aspect of future decision making. Consequently, commanders must practice decision in realistic scenarios under time constraints to ensure preparedness for future military operations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *DECISION MAKING, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, COMPRESSION, REAL TIME, CYCLES, TRANSITIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE