Visible to the public Integrity of a common operating picture in military situational awareness

TitleIntegrity of a common operating picture in military situational awareness
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsRobertson, J.
Conference NameInformation Security for South Africa (ISSA), 2014
Date PublishedAug
KeywordsC2, Cameras, command and control, command and control systems, Common Operating Picture, common operating picture integrity, COP integrity, decision making, integrity, Microwave integrated circuits, military command and control, military computing, military operations, military situational awareness, situational awareness, situational awareness information, Weight measurement, Wireless communication

The lack of qualification of a common operating picture (COP) directly impacts the situational awareness of military Command and Control (C2). Since a commander is reliant on situational awareness information in order to make decisions regarding military operations, the COP needs to be trustworthy and provide accurate information for the commander to base decisions on the resultant information. If the COP's integrity is questioned, there is no definite way of defining its integrity. This paper looks into the integrity of the COP and how it can impact situational awareness. It discusses a potential solution to this problem on which future research can be based.

Citation Key6950514