7. Transition Planning and Tracking of Operational Data

This tool that supports this requirement supports continued planning of the transition and tracking of MOEs, MOPs, end-state and transition criteria, and analysis of such things as casualties and medical treatments. It should track force status, readiness, morale (all elements of force) - expanded Global Command and Control System (GCCS) Status of Readiness and Training System (SORTS) concept. It should track historical data and trends. The system should perform roll-ups of subsidiary items. The tool requirements are provided by the OOTW analysis tasks that it must support.

Maintain MOEs, including probability of mission success and end-state status, task # 3.5: Maintain current values for each of the mission MOEs on the appropriate periodic basis, whether daily, weekly, or monthly.

Monitor situation and provide feedback, task # 3.6: Monitor the situation and provide feedback to all necessary parties.

Assess casualties and perform medical treatment analyses, task # 5.4: Analyze casualty and medical treatment data to support COA development and MOE assessment.

Perform transition, task # 7.3: Plan and conduct the transition of activities to follow on forces or civil authorities.

The need is for a simple system for entering tracking items and their connections. Linked spreadsheets, tied to data and rolodex type file of contacts. The priority 3; modelability is rated as Green (G); and the data availability is rated as Available (OK). The recommended action is to create the tool now.

Several requirements support similar tasks and are distinguished as follows. The Situational Awareness requirement addresses the presentation of the information specified in the tasks it supports. The three principal information components that are required are the COA analysis, the impact analysis, and the transition planning and tracking of operational data. The Course of Action analysis requirement refers to that part of Impact Analysis having to do with the impact of actions proposed by US military forces on the immediate operation (including long term consequences). The thrust of the analysis is to determine the best course of action possible. The Impact Analysis requirement is generally broader in scope than COA analysis. At the OSD/Joint Staff level, it involves all governmental and non-governmental actions that may create or exacerbate situations that may lead to the necessity of OOTWs. Conversely, it also involves all governmental and non-governmental actions that may prevent or ameliorate situations that could lead to OOTWs. In addition, it involves environmental conditions that may generate situations leading to OOTWs, such as droughts. At the CINC and JTF levels, Impact Analysis may be principally concerned with ensuring that cultural sensitivities are observed, such as prohibitions against male obstetricians. The Transition Planning and Tracking of Operational Data requirement refers to the part of the COA analysis related to ending the military involvement in the operation (transition planning) and maintaining current values for important MOEs.

The table below will be updated as information is posted on the bulletin board for each requirement.

Table 7. Transition Planning & Tracking Tools

ID Tasks Addressed
3.5 3.6 5.4 7.3
GCCS AnchorDesk y y    

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