Designing Optimal Organizational Structures for Combat Information Centers in the Next Generation of Navy Ships
Contributor(s)APTIMA INC WOBURN MA
*COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS
*COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS
CIC(COMBAT INFORMATION CENTER)
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AbstractThe need exists for a comprehensive methodology for synthesizing adaptive decision making organizations to complete complex missions. Over the years, research in organizational decision making has demonstrated that a strong functional dependency exists between the specific structure of a task environment and the resulting optimal organizational structure and its decision strategy. What is needed is an application of a scientific model of organizational design, used to optimize organizational performance within specific mission parameters and constraints. This model predicts which organizational alternatives would be most likely to result in optimized staffing within the domain of safe and effective command and control operations. This paper describes the application of our team modeling approach to the design of a reduced-manning notional combat information center for future Navy surface ships, using knowledge of future missions, resources available, information networks, and doctrinal rules.
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