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Title: A design for computationally enabled analyses supporting the Pre-Intervention Analytical Framework (PIAF)
Authors: IntePoint, LLC.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte. College of Computing and Informatics. Complex Systems Institute.
Tolone, William J.
Whitmeyer, Joseph.
Walsh, James.
Hadžikadić, Mirsad.
Carmichael, Ted.
Armstrong, Mark.
Perkins, Timothy K.
Rewerts, Chris C.
Keywords: Sociocultural factors
Military operations
Pre-Intervention Analytical Framework (PIAF) Sensemaking
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The Pre-Intervention Analytical Framework (PIAF) for sensemaking includes a conceptual design and a design for computationally enabled analysis. The conceptual design, previously developed by the Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (Whalley et al. 2014), included sensemaking factor maps that are derived from peer-reviewed literature findings and organized in terms of underlying sociocultural drivers. The design for computationally enabled analysis, described here, exploits computer technology to connect the conceptual design with current military doctrine, particularly the Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment (JIPOE). The purpose of this technology is to identify tools and methods that may facilitate analysis and decision making. The design for this technology is shaped by two factors: (1.) the “wickedness” of understanding and accounting for the influence of sociocultural factors on military operations and (2.) the centrality of sensemaking to all phases of operation. Wicked problems are high-stakes, complex problems, arguably unique in each instance, and without definitive formulations or optimal solutions. Sensemaking is a human-centric, iterative process with numerous feedback loops. It involves activities including information foraging, encoding, and reasoning. These two factors suggest important requirements for tools and methods designed to facilitate analysis and decision making.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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