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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

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We have 18 other meanings of ECOA in our Acronym Attic

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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.
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.
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.
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.