Agility, Automation, and Autonomy

September, 2017
IDA document: P-8713
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
David S. Alberts See more authors
Success in military; civil-military; and other complex endeavors depend upon the ability of command and control arrangements and approaches to effectively employ automation; manage autonomy; and achieve requisite levels of agility. A failure of C2 to accomplish any one of these three essential interdependent objectives can lead to adverse consequences and potential mission failure. This paper explores the nature of the C2-related interdependencies between and among agility; automation; and autonomy and provides the integrated conceptual framework that is necessary to ystematically explore these relationships and their impact on C2 and on mission effectiveness.