Accession Number : ADA266739
Title : C4I2 Interoperability: Operational Art in a New Paradigm
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
Personal Author(s) : Ruoti, Anthony J , Jr
Report Date : 18 Jun 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 43
Abstract : The United States Military has pursued interoperability of the services, C4I2 systems since the Korean and Viet Nam conflicts. Congressional inquiry and legislation led to numerous DoD and Joint Staff initiatives for achieving interoperability, to little or no avail. Today's National Military Strategy with its regional focus and current force reductions point to future conflicts being met with joint operations and more than likely combined. Given that these future joint operations must be planned to occur anywhere on the conflict continuum, the military's C4I2 infrastructure must be efficiently architected to deal with these conflicts, on short notice, any place on the globe, and interoperate-with all forces of all services immediately upon arrival in theater. During DESERT STORM the services required five months to lash a workable C4I2 architecture together. We may -not have that luxury the next major regional conflict. Private industry has dealt with this problem for a long time, albeit on a smaller scale. The services could apply the techniques used in the- private sector to develop the C4I2 architecture of the future.
Descriptors : *INTEROPERABILITY , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , MILITARY STRATEGY , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , UNITED STATES , INDUSTRIES , REDUCTION , TIME , SCALE , OPERATION , CONFLICT , KOREA , ARCHITECTURE , ARRIVAL , LEGISLATION , VIETNAM
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Command, Control and Communications Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE