Representing workflow within the air operations center: The lifecycle of a dynamic target

Jamie C. Gorman, Nancy Cooke, Jasmine L. Duran, Kimberly McGrane, Noel Rima

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Abstract

The Dynamic Targeting Cell (DTC) of the Air Operations Center (AOC) prosecutes critical targets by processing them through a "kill chain." We describe the development of a workflow representation that follows target processing through the kill chain in terms of eight elements of DTC interaction. The workflow representation is developed from analysis of the doctrinal AOC literature. The workflow representation was iterated based on interviews with subject matter experts. The workflow representation is a normative model of doctrinal DTC workflow. We describe how the workflow representation is used to generate hypothesized sequences of events within and across elements of DTC interaction. The hypothesized sequences represent normative target prosecution against which observed target prosecution are compared. The ultimate goal is to pinpoint deviations from the doctrinal kill chain process in need of further attention or intervention in real time or just-in-time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1324-1328
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781615676231
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2009Oct 23 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/19/0910/23/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Gorman, J. C., Cooke, N., Duran, J. L., McGrane, K., & Rima, N. (2009). Representing workflow within the air operations center: The lifecycle of a dynamic target. In 53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009 (pp. 1324-1328). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1518/107118109x12524443347030