Subjective Measurement of Tactical Air Command and Control — Vol. III

Preliminary Investigation of Enemy Information Components

by Clairice T. Veit, Barbara J. Rose, Monti D. Callero


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In three experiments, Air Force professionals judged questionnaire items that described characteristics of enemy information against a Korean-like land battle scenario. In two experiments, judgments were of the value of the enemy information characteristics for knowing the enemy's capabilities to conduct ground operations against friendly forces. Results indicated that Precision, Amount, and Currency were the appropriate enemy information characteristics to include in the representation, and a range model was the appropriate subjective transfer function to explain the observed divergent interactions among the characteristics. In the third experiment, respondents judged the Currency of the enemy information given the Frequency with which enemy second echelon forces were observed and the Time to get that information to the command and control systems. The third experiment demonstrated how a representation can be extended to include characteristics (Frequency and Time) that might be easier for the decisionmaker to alter, by employing an existing characteristic (Currency) as a dependent variable.

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