Essential to any tactical operation is a leader's ability to gather data and to filter that data for key information that is applicable to the mission. Once data is turned in to usable information leaders are then able to drive the decision making process required to adjust operations in a manner that ensures success. Command Post (CP) provide leaders a place for the organization's staff or key leaders to work in order to synthesis information reported from subordinate, adjacent and higher elements. Effective CP operations make certain information is tracked and distributed to the leadership, ensuring subordinate elements are working towards a common goal based on the most current information available. CPs display a detailed map of the area of operations in order to track friendly, enemy and other key locations. The CP also displays tracking charts that are continually updated with information to allow leaders a quick snapshot of current key events and activities. Group SOPs should provide key information on how the CP is to be arranged and how information is to be displayed. ATTP (Army Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures) 5-0.1 Commander and Staff Officer Guide outlines the following key attributes of a CP, "Many design considerations affect CP effectiveness. At a minimum, commanders position CP cells and staff elements to facilitate communication and coordination. Other design considerations include: efficient facilitation of information flow; user interface with communications systems; positioning information displays for ease of use; integrating complementary information on maps and displays; and adequate workspace for the staff and commander."