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IAI to continue development of an Intelligence and Planning Information Toolkit for Multi-agency Coordination within the Air Force

Joint Operations Air Force planners in the Air Operations Center (AOC) have tools to facilitate the development of Course of Actions (COAs), but current tools do not support efficient consideration of PMESII (Political, Military, Economic, Social, Information, and Infrastructure) effects during operational planning, execution, and assessment. IAI and its collaborators, Intelligent Software Solutions (ISS) and Engility, are working with Air Force representatives from the 505th Training Squadron (TRS) to design, implement, and revise AOC software tools that support the considerations of PMESII factors from the earliest stages of mission development. The Team has developed an Interactive Decision Aiding system for Air Planning with PMESII (IDA-APP) has been designed. It structures the planning process of planners, leads them through consideration of important factors, and uses visualizations to enable quick comprehension and visual supported debate. The toolkit utilizes Whisker Charts to consider effects towards or away from the desire goal. Furthermore, planners who already consider PMESII will have software tools that reinforce its importance and provide visualizations of these effects. By capturing PMESII considerations while planning, these factors can be inserted into the entire mission development process. Others in the AOC and all Joint Force planners can access this knowledge and incorporate it into their own decision-making. The current tool can be integrated with an existing software tool already in place at AOCs. The team will refine the interfaces for use by the Strategy Division of AOCs, and integrate it into ISS’s Strategic Worldwide Integration Capability (SWIC) tool currently used at the 608th AOC. In continued development, IAI will incorporate this tool across other branches of the armed forces, providing PMESII consideration from the local level to national level.

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