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<p>In this article, the author presents the emerging force template model for the Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) and discusses how it supports successful coalition operations. Infosphere architectures, such as the JBI, represent the way ahead for leveraging Web and e-commerce technologies to streamline command, control, and intelligence operations. We introduce the force template concept as the principal mechanism to quickly integrate battlespace entities (and their clients) into the JBI. Additionally, we show how force templates can ensure proper information dissemination within the JBI. With its emphasis on resource exchange and control, force templates provide the flexibility needed to seamlessly share information among members of ad hoc coalitions.</p>
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R. E. Marmelstein, "Force Templates: A Blueprint for Coalition Interaction within an Infosphere," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 17, no. , pp. 36-41, 2002.
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