Situational and cultural awareness training and a diverse array of cultural awareness initiatives from language instruction to crowd sourcing techniques have enabled our Soldiers to better read the environments in which they work and gain useful intelligence on likely enemy courses of action.
What does ECOA stand for?
ECOA stands for Enemy Courses of Action
This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
See other definitions of ECOA
We have 18 other meanings of ECOA in our Acronym Attic
- Experiment in Construction with Object-Oriented Methods
- Export Control Officer
- Export Control Organization (UK)
- Extraordinary Customer Opportunity (Sprint)
- online Electronic Certificate of Origin (trade)
- Economic Cooperation Organization Agricultural Biotechnology Network
- Economics and Eco-Engineering Associate, Inc. (Canada)
- E-Mail Change of Address
- Economic Competitive Opportunity Analysis
- Egyptian Center of Organic Agriculture
- Equal Credit Opportunity Act (US)
- Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (Waltham, MA)
- Engineering Council of Birmingham (Alabama)
- East Central Ohio Beekeepers Association
- Edo College Old Boys Association (Nigeria)
- Écologie Comportementale et Biologie des Populations de Poissons (French: Behavioral Ecology and Biology of the Population of Fish; course)
- Emotional Cycle of Change
- Enhanced Combat Operation Center
- Error Correcting Output Codes
- European Capital of Culture (EU city showcase)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Once areas have been identified that are appropriate for BSA site selection due to their location with respect to supported units, terrain features, accessibility, and proximity to MSRs/ASRs, these areas must be compared against proposed enemy courses of action.
MIPS uses advanced algorithms to predict the outcomes of various scenarios and interactions of military forces, to allow the commander to visualize enemy courses of action, and to help determine the most effective way to counter those actions.
The technology relies on evolutionary computing to adapt plans in light of evolved enemy courses of action (known as eCOAs) in a sequential manner, where each side anticipates what the other will do for a period of time projected into the future.
Jack Kem describes An Adaptive Methodology for Developing Enemy Courses of Action using an ends-ways-means approach.
He includes unit locations and strengths, using predictive and confirmed battle damage assessment (BDA) and enemy courses of action (COAs).
The dividends we may achieve in the GWOT include an ability to predict enemy courses of action, greater predictability of his goals and how he hopes to attain them, a more accurate assessment of his motives and how to affect these, and a significantly improved ability to gather and assess the human intelligence that is the cornerstone of any counterinsurgency.
One of the key responsibilities of intelligence staff officers is the development of enemy courses of action (ECOAs) as part of the military decisionmaking process (MDMP).