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Accession Number ADA575837
Title Warfighter Associate: Objective and Automated Metrics for Mission Command.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 22p
Personal Author J. Z. Bakdash L. Marusich N. Buchler R. Hamm S. Sokoloff
Abstract It has been assumed that within Mission Command and Network Enabled Operations information superiority results in greater information sharing, situational awareness, collaborative decision-making, and agility; all of which ultimately contribute to greater mission effectiveness. However, demonstrating the truth of these assumptions requires objectively measuring individual and collaborative Soldier performance and information sharing in networked environments, which is an enduring challenge. The Warfighter Associate (WA) is an Intelligent Agent software system that uses doctrinally-based knowledge engineering to offer decision-support for Soldier cognitive workflows. The underlying knowledge representation can serve as state traces, measuring aspects of Soldier cognitive performance across scenario runtime as dynamic events unfold on the battlefield. This approach can unobtrusively and automatically capture aspects of Mission Command performance over time. Specifically, the WA currently captures the following performance metrics: (1) Objective cognitive workload over time; (2) Responsiveness to events in dynamic environments; (3) Course of action; and (4) Staff collaborations and manifest agility Our approach captures Soldier s goals and the plans to achieve those goals in real-time as the work dynamically unfolds as a complex network of cognitive tasks. The capability of an analyst to record, view, and analyze work activity dynamically and unobtrusively over specified epochs of time is, to our knowledge, unprecedented.
Keywords Agility
Army personnel
Cognitive workflows
Collaborative techniques
Decision making
Information exchange
Mission commands
Neo(Network enabled operations)
Situational awareness
Wa(Warfighter associate)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
57W - Stress Physiology
95D - Human Factors Engineering
Corporate Author Army Research Lab., Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Human Research and Engineering Directorate.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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