International Multi-Experimentation Analysis on C2 Agility

October, 2013
IDA document: D-5037
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
David S. Alberts, François Bernier, Marco Manso See more authors
Agility is being increasingly recognized as an important capability of modern military organizations, one that will enable them to successfully cope with complexity and uncertainty. C2 Agility is a critical enabler of force agility. NATO SAS-085 has been established to better understand C2 Agility and build a conceptual model facilitating experimentation and operationalization. A core hypothesis is that more network-enabled C2 approaches exhibit more Agility than less network-enabled approaches. In this paper, we present results from experiments conducted under the aegis of the SAS-085 to sustain (or disprove) this hypothesis. Starting with a common conceptual framework (based on the Network Centric Warfare theory and the NATO Network Enabled Capability (NEC) C2 Maturity model), the experiments were conducted by different organizations and researchers (from Canada, Italy, Portugal, UK and USA) using different experimentation platforms (i.e., agent-based ELICIT, IMAGE, PANOPEA and WISE), measures of effectiveness, and endeavor spaces. Findings, analysis and results of this integrated set of experiments and the conclusions drawn from this international effort.