Commanding the Future Mission

Technologists strive to support expeditionary forces. U.S. Army researchers endeavor to develop a package of decision-supporting applications known as the Commander’s Virtual Staff and a Tactical Computing Environment that offers advanced computer-human interfaces, a collaborative data environment, intelligent mobility and a common user experience across computing platforms.  The Army’s goal is to enable an expeditionary force capable of deploying at a moment’s notice to austere locations around the world with troops that can carry out their missions immediately upon arrival. Commanders and their staffs will need to efficiently plan, execute and assess multiple missions involving multiple types of threats, and they will have to constantly switch between different decision contexts in a fast-paced environment, explains Nick Palmer, lead computer scientist within the Mission Command Capabilities Division of the Army’s Communications-Electronics…


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