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How to Operationalize C2 Agility
Swedish National Defence College, Department of Military Studies, Command & Control Studies Division.
2012 (English)In: 17th ICCRTS (2012): Proceeedings, 2012Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Alberts has offered a definition of agility and its constituent components. This paper describes where in the C2 system, or the force, the different agility requirements will have to be met, and how to measure if they are. The purpose of a C2 system is to achieve focus and convergence of some entities (the force) somewhere (the context) to accomplish something (the task or mission), together (maybe with other organizations), within a certain amount of time. These factors determine the demands on a C2 system. Rasmussen’s abstraction hierarchy is used as the analytical framework, with the functions performed by C2 as defined by Brehmer. The paper discusses how to define the demands, i.e. the requisite agility, and how to assess if these demands can be met (potential agility), or have been met (manifest agility). The information requirements of a C2 system are determined by what is required of the commanded force for it to be agile in the present circumstances. The model traces the paths from the demands on the system to the parts of the system that are supposed to meet them, and makes possible the assessment of the manifest, and potential, agility of a C2 system.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2963OAI: diva2:573859
The 17th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium
Available from: 2012-12-06 Created: 2012-12-03 Last updated: 2013-08-12Bibliographically approved

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