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Innovation for integrated command environments
Author(s): Amie A. Perry; Jennifer A. McKneely
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Paper Abstract

Command environments have rarely been able to easily accommodate rapid changes in technology and mission. Yet, command personnel, by their selection criteria, experience, and very nature, tend to be extremely adaptive and flexible, and able to learn new missions and address new challenges fairly easily. Instead, the hardware and software components of the systems do no provide the needed flexibility and scalability for command personnel. How do we solve this problem? In order to even dream of keeping pace with a rapidly changing world, we must begin to think differently about the command environment and its systems. What is the correct definition of the integrated command environment system? What types of tasks must be performed in this environment, and how might they change in the next five to twenty-five years? How should the command environment be developed, maintained, and evolved to provide needed flexibility and scalability? The issues and concepts to be considered as new Integrated Command/Control Environments (ICEs) are designed following a human-centered process. A futuristic model, the Dream Integrated Command Environment (DICE) will be described which demonstrates specific ICE innovations. The major paradigm shift required to be able to think differently about this problem is to center the DICE around the command personnel from its inception. Conference participants may not agree with every concept or idea presented, but will hopefully come away with a clear understanding that to radically improve future systems, designers must focus on the end users.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4126, Integrated Command Environments, (28 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407530
Show Author Affiliations
Amie A. Perry, Synetics, Inc. (United States)
Jennifer A. McKneely, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4126:
Integrated Command Environments
Patricia Hamburger, Editor(s)

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