Accession Number : ADA512341


Title :   Defense Horizons. STAR-TIDES and Starfish Networks: Supporting Stressed Populations with Distributed Talent


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Wells, III, Linton ; Hardy, Walker ; Gupta, Vinay ; Noon, Daniel


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a512341.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : The Department of Defense increasingly is involved in postwar stabilization and reconstruction, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, capacity-building of partner nations at home and abroad, and other such complex operations. To provide sustainable support to stressed populations in these environments, an international, networked, knowledge-sharing research project called Sustainable Technologies, Accelerated Research-Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support (STAR-TIDES)1 encourages innovative approaches to public-private collaboration, whole-of-government solutions, and transnational engagement. It leverages a distributed network of people and organizations to conduct research, support real world contingencies, and bridge gaps among disparate communities. The three main goals of STAR-TIDES are to enhance the ability of civilian coalitions (business, government, and civil society) to operate in stressed environments, extend the military's ability to work with civilians in such situations, and economize by identifying cost-effective logistic solutions and rationalizing supply chains.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY STRATEGY , DISASTERS , EMERGENCIES , COMMUNITIES , COST EFFECTIVENESS , SKILLS , SOCIETIES , MISSIONS , LOGISTICS , MILITARY PLANNING , CIVIL AFFAIRS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , STRESSES , REPRINTS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE