Accession Number : ADA313957

Title :   Advanced Battlespace Information System (ABIS) Task Force Report, Volume 3: Battle Management Working Group Results.

Corporate Author : DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS/COMPUTERS WASHINGTON D C DIR C4 SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE/POLICY

PDF Url : ADA313957

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : Battle management encompasses operations planning, force management and coordination, and direction of ISR and C3. In the evolving joint force staff structure, it spans current operations through future operations to future plans, with the corresponding situation/crisis assessment and operational evaluation at each level. Battle management deals with multiple decision loops including a fast, sensor-to-shooter decision loop that is dealt with separately by the sensor-to-shooter working group. It also deals with complex issues like the uncertainty of large amounts of information and aggregation of many variables into the assessment of progress in achieving the desired end state of a battle or campaign. The Battle Management Working Group addressed operational and C2I concepts in the context of Major Regional Contingencies (MRC), Lesser Regional Contingencies (LRC), or during the transitional phases of the MRC when the United States can dominate a much larger force by rapid action, overbearing lethality, high-quality information, and high survivability. This dominance is derived from rapid mobility and dispersion in an 'empty battlespace' to minimize large force-on-force throughout the conflict spectrum.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COMBAT READINESS, *TASK FORCES, *DEFENSE PLANNING, *BATTLE MANAGEMENT, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, SURVIVAL(GENERAL), JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, DATA ACQUISITION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE