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Air Force awards IAI a new contract to develop an Interactive Decision Analysis Tool

Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) planners need to weigh Diplomatic, Information, Military, and Economic (DIME) factors and Political, Military, Economic, Social, Infrastructure and Information systems (PMESII) effects when constructing or selecting a Course of Action (COA), and when sharing thoughts and knowledge with representatives from other organizations. While AOC’s existing tools are useful, planners can benefit from improved user-centered design (UCD) that incorporate non-kinetic actions and effects when discussing and selecting plans, and sharing knowledge about missions. IAI and its collaborators from Engility Corporation are working to create an Interactive Decision Analysis (IDA) visualization tool that incorporates DIME/PMESII into AOC planning and representation for knowledge sharing. An interface will be designed with which AOC analys ts can take non-kinetic actions and effects into account, and share knowledge and thoughts about DIME and PMESII factors. The preliminary design for IDA is based upon leading users through a guided interactive analysis process, where users can consider alternative DIME activities and PMESII consequences of the selected COA. The analysis is interactive, and allows users to change inputs to a multi-attribute decision analysis model, or specify a desired change in the outcome, and compare results. After the tool is designed, it will be incorporated into existing AOC software and tested and transitioned across AOC and other Command and Control (C2) operations.

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