Accession Number : ADA319864

Title :   White Papers - 2025. Volume 1. Awareness

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL CENTER FOR AEROSPACE DOCTRINE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

PDF Url : ADA319864

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 342

Abstract : A robust information operations architecture can provide leaders dominant battlespace knowledge and tools for improved decision making. US armed forces in 2025 need an information operations system that generates products and services that are timely, reliable, relevant, and tailored to each user's needs. The products must come from systems that are secure, redundant, survivable, transportable, adaptable, deception resistant, capable of fusing vast amount of data, and capable of forecasting. The information operations architecture of 2025 proposed in this paper consists of thousands of widely distributed nodes performing the full range of collection, data fusion, analysis, and command functions-all linked together through a robust networking system. Data will be collected, organized into usable information, analyzed and assimilated, and displayed in a form that enhances the military decision maker's understanding of the situation. The architecture will also apply modeling, simulation, and forecasting tools to help commanders make sound choices for employing military force. This architecture allows the United States (US) armed forces to conduct Wisdom Warfare. The system can be used by the commander in chief, unit commander, supervisor, or technician. Somewhere in the workplace, in a vehicle, or on the person there will be a link to the sensors, transmitters, receivers, storage devices, and transformation systems that will provide, in push or pull fashion, all the synthesized information needed to accomplish the mission or task. Information will be presented in a variety of forms selected by the user.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *ARCHITECTURE, SIMULATION, UNITED STATES, DECISION MAKING, DISTRIBUTION, SYNTHESIS, TOOLS, FORECASTING, USER NEEDS, SUPERVISORS, DATA FUSION, STORAGE, COLLECTION, DECEPTION, TRANSFORMATIONS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE