Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Author Wentz, Larry K.

Title An ICT primer : information and communication technologies for civil-military coordination in disaster relief and stabilization and reconstruction.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : National Defense University, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, [2006]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 5.423:31    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (viii, 149 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Defense & technology papers ; no. 31
Defense & technology papers ; no. 31.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on May 13, 2008).
"July 2006."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In recent years, the United States has been involved as part of multinational coalitions in stability and reconstruction operations (SRO) in the Balkan states, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It also has provided humanitarian assistance in response to devastating natural disasters around the world. Increasingly, the scale and scope of such events involve both civilian and military components, as resources are stretched thin to support multiple ongoing crises. Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are key elements of the global response to crises, whether natural or man-made disasters or post-conflict SRO scenarios. ICTs are vital enablers of the coordination mechanisms that civilian and military organizations need to assist local populations and host governments. ICT capabilities and requirements need to be better understood, so that relief and reconstruction efforts can be better constructed and coordinated by all parties working in the interests of the affected population. This primer presents current knowledge and best practices in creating a collaborative, civil-military, information environment to support data collection, communications, collaboration, and information-sharing needs in disaster situations and complex emergencies. It consists of two parts. Part one defines and discusses the role of ICTs, the growing recognition of a need for improved collaboration, coordination, and information sharing, and the institutional and cultural characteristics of the various civilian and military participants in relief and reconstruction efforts. Part two draws real-world conclusions, provides best-practice recommendations, and offers practical checklists for maximizing use of communications and information management systems and processes.
Contents Introduction -- The nature of challenge. Participants in civil-military coordination -- Information needs -- Civil-military cultures and challenges -- Guiding principles -- Tool kits and best practices. ICT tool kits -- Data and information management -- Best practices -- Trends in the use of commercial ICT -- Conclusion.
System Details Mode of access: Internet from Center for Technology and National Security Policy web site. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
Subject Military occupation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Communications, Military -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Emergency communication systems -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Disaster relief -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
United states government.
Crisis management.
Information systems.
Communications networks.
Operations other than war.
Military organizations.
Data acquisition.
Postwar operations.
Civilian personnel.
Data management.
Information exchange.
Military assistance.
Military personnel.
Communications, Military. (OCoLC)fst00870348
Disaster relief. (OCoLC)fst00894731
Emergency communication systems. (OCoLC)fst00908473
Military occupation. (OCoLC)fst01021341
Administration and Management.
Government and Political Science.
Military Forces and Organizations.
Unconventional Warfare.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Added Author National Defense University. Center for Technology and National Security Policy.
Added Title Information and communication technologies primer
Other Form: Print version: Wentz, Larry. ICT primer viii, 149 p. (OCoLC)76831498
Standard No. DTICE ADA454071
Gpo Item No. 0378-H-22 (online)
Sudoc No. D 5.423:31

Available items only