toward the development and validation of models that combine detailed models of information technology, message content, belief formation, and the underlying social and organizational structure and are detailed enough to give specific predictions. In particular, emphasis should be placed on message content and its impact on the commander's mental model and resultant decisions. Selecting what information is available can affect intelligence decisions. However, without a thorough understanding of the role of cultural barriers, trust, and language barriers, detailed predictions about the impact of specific messages are not possible.

  • Support basic research on converting moderator functions into models of how people cope with novel and extensive information.

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