Accession Number : ADA602500


Title :   Peeling the Onion: Why Centralized Control / Decentralized Execution Works


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST


Personal Author(s) : Docauer, Alan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602500.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : Understanding centralized control / decentralized execution has value because the concept links initiative at the tactical level to operational and strategic objectives in a way that is consistent with higher-level intent. For this reason, centralized control / decentralized execution can mitigate some of the joint-air command and control (C2) challenges posed by antiaccess / area denial that put traditional US space and cyber advantages at risk. This article reblues the reader regarding the nature of centralized control / decentralized execution, explores theory to determine why it works, and discusses examples and ideas for more effectively using it in future joint-air operations.


Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *DECENTRALIZATION , AREA DENIAL , CENTRALIZED , CONTROL , MILITARY OPERATIONS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , REPRINTS , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , STRATEGY , THEORY


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE