Command & Control (C2) Systems Acquisition Study
ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION FALLS CHURCH VA
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A Study Team, consisting of representatives of member companies of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association AFCEA, all of whom were experienced in C2 system acquisition, test and support, reviewed the acquisition process normally followed for these types of C2 systems and the degree to which the EA policy for C2 systems has been implemented. The Study Team found that the application of EA within DoD is spotty. Among the most prominent deficiencies found was widespread lack of recognition of the need for continuous, cooperative interaction among the users, developers, testers, and supporters in a C2 program, and that the requirements process for these kinds of systems cannot be implemented on paper along. The Study Team determined that for EA to achieve its full potential for accommodating change it must proceed within two concurrent types of architectural frameworks. The first addresses the operational theatre or mission-related military functions and tasks. Corresponding with the operational system of systems is a hardwaresoftware infrastructure which also requires the interconnection and interoperability of a number of systems.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Command, Control and Communications Systems