Published in Proceedings of InterSymp-1999: The 11th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics: Baden-Baden, Germany, June 2, 1999, pages 53-62. RESU67.
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This paper discusses the challenges that the Information Revolution poses to transportation planning, execution and training in the US military services. Attention is drawn to the opportunities provided by global connectivity and the manner in which these opportunities can be applied to advantage in an integrated, collaborative, decision-support framework. The characteristics of military deployment operations are discussed in respect to system requirements such as parallel activities, internal representation of information (rather than data), intelligent assistance, and the integration of planning, execution and training functions.
The Integrated Strategic Mobility Interface System (ISMIS) is described as a framework that is designed to allow multiple decision-support applications and databases to seamlessly operate in a distributed military deployment environment. The Integrated Computerized Deployment System (ICODES) serves as an example of a typical decision-support application that supports the needs of ship load planning within the ISMIS framework.