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Activity title

Developing a Standard Methodology for Assessing Multinational Interoperability

Activity Reference

SAS-ET-ED

Panel

System Analysis and Studies

Security Classification

PUBLIC RELEASE

Status

Planning

Activity type

ET

Start date

2019

End date

2020

Keywords

communications interoperability, data collection procedures, data management, Interoperability, interoperability assessment, operational analysis, operational assessment

Background

The US Army has begun to develop a data framework and assessment methodology in order to meet this need. The Center for Army Analysis (CAA) created a tool for data collection, assessment, and data query in open source statistics coding platform, R. The prototype tool known as CIRCuIT (Communications InteRoperability Capabilities appraIsal Table) is hosted on the web and is accessible to anyone with the login information. CAA is currently deploying the tool in several military exercises to further refine its capabilities and populate a data repository. There is now an effort to adapt the tool for easier data entry by international partners, and a common data framework that has wider applicability and usability.

Objectives

To develop a NATO standard for interoperability data collection and assessment.

Topics

• What is the current state of data collection and management with respect to interoperability within NATO? • How does NATO currently conduct interoperability assessments between partner nations? • What best practices concerning interoperability data collection and management for analysis are suitable for adoption throughout NATO? • What are the data elements which make up communications interoperability observations and are common across NATO partners?

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