(Updated 14 October 2014)
Purpose: The purpose of the Joint Campaign Analysis Working Group (WG) is to provide a forum for the exchange of information about key aspects of today’s multi-faceted campaign analysis in support of joint decision making processes. Our primary goal is to support better-informed decisions in the interest of National Security. This Working Group’s exchanges foster a heightened appreciation of the role of campaign analysis. The Joint Campaign Analysis WG evaluates “traditional” aspects of joint campaign analysis, such as planning, military operations, force structure, basing, and procurement as well as recognizing synergies, complementary capabilities, and sometimes competing demands of land, sea, air, space, cyberspace, interagency, and special operations in present and future analyses. Our secondary goal is to improve the quality of all aspects of campaign analysis, from design of experiments and data collection to modeling and interpretation of results. Any improvements made based upon the working group’s peer review of current and emerging modeling and analysis techniques and procedures, from a plethora of viewpoints, helps achieve the working group goals.
Discussion: Armed Forces today face a world in which threats are widespread and uncertain, and where conflict may be asymmetric and unpredictable. For example, the community is developing a new generation of analytical tools and new broader methodologies related to combating terrorism to help meet today’s analytical needs. WG 10 strives to examine the effectiveness of today’s campaign analyses with respect to the dynamic and changing nature of combat and non-combat operations choices facing commanders across the globe. Working Group participants present and discuss new analytical techniques to identify their applicability and limitations in light of current world developments. Presentations include results of analyses and discussions on measures of effectiveness. Peer review of the analysis techniques and results is an important element of the Working Group activity. Members of the Services, Joint Staff, Combatant Commands, and interagency communities are active participants in the review of analytical approaches and research results.
Other Working Groups: Candidates for joint discussions with WG 10 include:
· Air and Missile Defense (WG 9)
· Land and Expeditionary Warfare (WG 11)
· Maritime Operations (WG 12)
· Power Projection and Strike (WG 13)
· Air Warfare (WG 14)
· Special Operations and Irregular Warfare (WG 32)