FIGURE 2. Proposed qualitative model of CBRN W&R processes.
Some of the cognitive tasks associated with the processes shown in Figure 2 include:
Determining who needs to know important information and when they need to know it,
Which questions should be asked and what information is needed,
Eliciting information from panicked individuals,
Determining the extent to which a report is consistent with the known threat and enemy
Determining the level of trust associated with the source of a report,
Determining a reports consistency with other reports,
Balancing keeping troops safe versus causing panic and wasting resources,
Determining MOPP levels, decontamination areas, etc,
Determining agent type and wind direction.
Some of the common errors associated with the processes shown in Figure 2 include:
Not reaching back to primary sources for clarification of additional information,
Passing report on without assessing validity,