Accession Number : ADA266909


Title :   Confronting Challenges to Jointness: Initiatives for Joint Command and Control.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Garretson, Jeremiah F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266909.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : Initiatives that place Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) systems on a 'joint' path are assessed against the JCS 'C4I for the Warrior' concept. A basis is made that this concept is a seminal doctrine for command & control in joint operations in that it contains a number of broad operational requirements for C4I systems in support of the CJTF. Also presented are challenges that threaten progress in achieving the objective of 'a seamless, secure, interoperable global C4I network for the Warrior.' The challenges result from changes in strategic focus that place new demands on C4I systems; from an ownership culture reflected in reluctance to give up C4I assets for consolidation and standardization; and from technical interoperability problems. Several initiatives which confront these challenges are examined. DMRD 918, the decision to establish the Defense Information Infrastructure under DISA is of particular interest in that it is the most ambitious step taken toward the interoperable global network. Though the initiatives face significant problems, the momentum toward jointness created by the Goldwater-Nichols Act will cause them to prevail. The C4I system for the Warrior looms on the horizon.... Command and Control, Interoperability, Defense Information Infrastructure


Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *INTEROPERABILITY , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY OPERATIONS , NETWORKS , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , STANDARDIZATION , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , DOCTRINE , COMPUTER NETWORKS , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , COMPUTERS , REQUIREMENTS , MILITARY STRATEGY , INTELLIGENCE


Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE