#4: Dismounted Blue Force Tracker (BFT) and Mission Control (MC)
Army Challenge # Category 3a: Surprise/Tactical Intelligence – Mission Command
Problem Statement: The Small Unit lacks tools and ability to execute mission command on the move (air or ground) to synchronize action, seize the initiative and maintain situational awareness.
Challenge : Provide an integrated data structure for intelligence and mission command systems that can feed automated processing and analysis tools to reduce time to decision; provide interactive tools to provide relevant, timely information to support decisions; and reduce the timeline needed to develop, accredit and field intuitive, useful, effective mission command and battlefield awareness software applications.
Who: Small Units operating in decentralized locations
What: Focus on TOC/COIST capability
How: Assess consolidation of Intel and Battle command decision support and analysis tools by 2015 to inform and shape Science and Technology to shorten/improve the decision cycle to figure out HOW to measure success.
Objectives: Identify how to reduce development