Accession Number : ADA312260

Title :   An Objective Information Architecture for the Army of the Twenty-First Century: Courting Athena.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 95-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Volz, Richard E.

PDF Url : ADA312260

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : This study investigates the current division level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) information architecture and its ability to support Army divisions in the twenty-first century. Current developmental efforts are examined to determine their ability to support the warfighting Commander's Critical Information Requirements. The study then explores trends in information technology under development within commercial industry. A conceptual information architecture, Athena, is then presented to meet war fighting requirements while maximizing limited tactical communication resources. Information technologies are being developed to support a wide variety of battlefield functions. Current developmental efforts are diffuse and costly. A single information system architecture is needed if the Army is employ information technologies as a combat multiplier. The Athena Information Architecture employs distributed, object- oriented database technology to achieve true interoperability of information. Athena is a single information system for all Battlefield Functional Areas. It brings together war fighting requirements and emerging commercial technologies within the constraints of a highly mobile and lethal Army force. The Athena architecture is focused on a single goal; enabling the warfighting commander to achieve information dominance to defeat America's enemy and minimize the loss of United States soldiers.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *ARCHITECTURE, DATA BASES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, UNITED STATES, COMMERCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, BATTLEFIELDS, COMPUTERS, INTEROPERABILITY, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, MOBILE, EMBEDDING, LETHALITY, ENEMY, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE