The department develops architectures and interoperability solutions for distributed C2 and decision support systems. Its mission is the research and development of innovative solutions in the fields network centric warfare and business intelligence. The general aim is to support decision processes that are characterized by
concurrent, dislocated and heterogeneous stakeholders who all claim for limited resources,
a vital cooperation in a complex and vague environment where trust cannot be ensured,
the need for a rapid analysis and assessment of the situation,
decisions with high impact but a vague information situation,
unpredictable external events that enforce a permanent adaption of plans and measures,
conflicts between project and line organization,
and many heterogeneous and semantical not interoperable IT-Systems.
Customers are the Bundeswehr, civil security authorities, organizations and companies that are responsible or operate complex and significantly important infrastructures.
The department's technological competence and expertise center on two key areas arising from the networking of forces and their systems: ensuring semantic and pragmatic interoperability of information exchange and developing architectures that support the required networking itself and the consistency of the information exchange. Information analysis studies round out the spectrum.