A Swedish approach to network based CBRN decision support in future missions


Lars Rejnus,Johan Jenvald,Magnus Morin


The management of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats requires integration of information from a variety of sources, both horizontally across multiple agencies and jurisdictions and vertically between organizational levels. For this reason, preparedness to deal with CBRN events could gain immensely from network-centric approaches to command and control and decision-making. At the same time, this diversity of participants poses challenges, as a solution must accommodate many views on problems, priorities, and procedures. The Swedish concept of Total Defense serves as the starting point for the transition into the network-centric future. The paper presents a test bed approach for bridging the gap between vision and reality in the CBRN area. Using the test bed to conduct experiments and demonstrations makes it possible to bring together practitioners, designers, and developers in a creative environment to explore future concepts and services in CBRN decision support.