By Gregory Benford
From the Nebula Award-winning writer comes a newly revised variation of this tale in his vintage Galactic middle sequence.
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This is especially critical in cases where two or more requests require the use of the same equipment, entail mutually exclusive mission profiles, or involve some unusual safety or tactical considerations. An example might be a situation where the Stellar Physics department is conducting an experiment using the lateral sensor array to study a nearby binary star. Simultaneously, part of the same array is being time-shared with a long-range cometary population survey. A request from the bridge for a priority scan of a planetary system might jeopardize both studies unless Ops authorizes a minor change in ship's attitude, permitting the Stellar Physics observations to use the upper sensor array.
Even during crisis situations, when action levels are highest, a single tactical officer will respond in the least ambiguous manner, with a minimum number of significant order confirmations and command interrogatives. the event the senior officer is called to Away Team duty or is otherwise indisposed. 1, presents the Security Officer with information readouts dealing with the internal protection of the Enterprise and its crew. The first tier of coverage involves a benign, low-level approach, watching over basic crew safety.
The other two seating positions in the command area include somewhat larger information display terminal screens, which permit these officers to access and manipulate data as part of their duties. Cruise Mode operating rules require a shift Commanding Officer to be on duty at all times, although the presence of other command personnel is optional, depending on specific mission requirements. Yellow and Red Alert operating rules generally require the presence of at least two command personnel, in addition to Conn and Ops.
Across the Sea of Suns (Galactic Center, Book 2) by Gregory Benford