TIDE Sprint, Oct 25, 2016 Virginia Beach
11 am Track – Maritime Situational Awareness
The CATE System and use of OSINF (Open Source Information)
In today’s complex heterogeneous world, military operations cover a wide variety of missions making it difficult to pre-design and pre-integrate Information Technology (IT) solutions. Flexible and innovative IT capabilities are required to counter any potential threat in ever-changing global environments.
In 2003, NATO thru its Allied Command Transformation (ACT) effort endorsed the Technology for Information, Decision and Execution Superiority ‘TIDE’ concept. In an effort to provide the “right capabilities”, TIDE supports the following business practices:
- Collect data in real time through intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance activities.
- Transform raw data into human understandable information in real time enhancing Information Superiority.
- Deliver the right information in the right format to the right person at the right place and the right time.
- Deploy cognitive science principles to allow humans to more rapidly gain knowledge and understanding.
- Deploy decision support tools to all command levels to ensure Decision Superiority.
- Support mission execution and subsequent monitoring to seek Execution Superiority.