A Human-Centered C2 Assessment of Model and Simulation Enhanced Planning Tools

Report No. ARL-TR-6964
Authors: Jeffrey T. Hansberger; Randall D. Spain; Craig Schreiber
Date/Pages: June 2014; 58 pages
Abstract: The Conflict Modeling, Planning, and Outcomes Experimentation Program (COMPOEX) was designed to test the use of multiresolution models (MRMs) in conjunction with the Option Exploration Tool for operational-level planning. The COMPOEX system was evaluated on what products or outcomes it facilitated, how it facilitated those products, the effect it had on understanding, and the results of its use in this 2-week planning event. The output and products that COMPOEX facilitated were evaluated in terms of the time and effort to develop the MRMs and the planning outputs produced. The time and resources required for the development of the MRMs compared favorably with the requirements for nodal network development. The coordination that occurred with COMPOEX showed that it did not restrict collaboration across lines of effort, between leadership and planners, or between military and civilian/government experienced participants. The analyses across each of these areas showed that COMPOEX consistently had positive results and appears to support the planning process in the areas mentioned.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: June 1, 2014