The Department of Defense has embarked on a sweeping transformation of the military to fight tomorrow’s battles as a joint force using network-centric operations. Generally, network-centric warfare is viewed in the context of improved situational awareness; speed of command; self-synchronized units; increased operational tempo; and an adaptable force. In simple terms, the output of net-centric operations is three-fold: the ability to post timely, relevant information; gain appropriate access to the information; and understand the information to make better decisions at every level of command. Command and control (C2) and networking underpin the ability to achieve this vision, and, as described in this issue of IDA Research Notes, IDA Studies and Analyses Center is making important contributions across a range of topics in this area.
- Joint Battle Management Command and Control Roadmap Study
- Estimating the Cost of Future C4ISR Systems of Systems
- Command Post of the Future
- Deployable Joint Command and Control System Testing and Evaluation
- Operation Iraqi Freedom Bandwidth Analysis
- Framework for Achieving Joint Command and Control Capabilities