Autonomy is, in fact, an approach to command and control (C2) as it involves a delegation of decision rights to the autonomous entity and with it, either
implicitly or explicitly, access to information. Agility has been shown to be a function of the approach to C2. Thus, these three concepts are intimately
related. As a result of the inter-relationships that exist, the conceptual framework developed by the DoD Command and Control Research Program with
its international partners over the years provides a systematic way to think about and assess autonomy options.