C2-MATE: Command and Control Model-based Architecture Tool for Evaluation
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DOD / ARMY
Rapidly evolving technology and network connectivity are enabling innovative command and control systems, concepts, and strategies, yet no accepted measures exist for assessing the effectiveness of those innovations. C2-MATE-the Command and Control Model-based Architecture Tool for Evaluation-is a model-based measurement system that allows users to: (1) develop or modify a model of the C4ISR architecture for the C2 unit or component being assessed (e.g., a command post or Tactical Operations Center); (2) use the model output to identify the most important factors to be measured; and (3) generate examples of data collection strategies for obtaining empirical data on the desired measures. In Phase I we produced a proof of concept model for an Army Tactical Operations Center (TOC) at the Division level, with associated data collection methods for populating the model. The final product (in Phase II) will be a C2-MATE tool that identifies appropriate measures based on an architecture model and draws on a library of operational measures and data collection methods and instruments to make recommendations for C2 assessment. Although the initial focus will be on the Army Tactical Operations Center, the tool will be designed to support C2 measurement in a variety of environments.
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