USCG Standard Operating Procedures for the Common Tactical and Common Operational Picture [open pdf - 121KB]
"The goal of this document is to develop general procedures for building and managing a Common Tactical Picture (CTP) and ultimately the Common Operational Picture (COP) to support the US Coast Guard in all mission areas. A timely and accurate COP provides the information necessary to establish and maintain maritime domain awareness (MDA). In the current state this Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) focuses on the development, maintenance, and dissemination of the classified track database to address the need for data standardization in support of the deployment of the Global Command and Control System to the Area, District, and Section Command Centers and the integration of unique track data sources into a single geographic representation of the operational situation. As additional data sources and systems are integrated into the COP this document will be updated to encompass the procedures for the use, maintenance, and dissemination of that information. It is envisioned that this SOP will act as a precursor to formal Coast Guard Command and Control Doctrine. ." Subjects of the document are: The Common Operational Picture, The Common Tactical Picture, COP VS CTP, Necessity of Standard Procedures, The Value of a Common Operational Picture, Common Operational Picture Architecture, Common Operational Picture Synchronization Tools (CST)."