Accession Number:

ADA237058

Title:

Command, Control, and Communications (C3) Through Test and Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

This study looks at the problem of C3 Interoperability within DOD today and assesses the impact that test and evaluation programs may have in assuring C3 systems interoperate. The history of C3 interoperability begins in Vietnam but becomes a central U.S. government issue in the review of the Grenada invasion. Congress was so incensed they passed the Goldwater-Nichols act mandating jointness. Over time this joint development of the DOD may solve C3 interoperability, but in the present and near future our problems are enormous. A certification program for C3 systems is the surest method of arriving at near term interoperability. This certification process features a test and evaluation program encompassing traditional testing and evaluation of joint exercises. Future systems have requirements for interoperability that must be resolved before full scale development occurs. Robotics, space systems and battle simulations are but a few of the systems needing interoperability standards for joint development. We must attack our service parochialism and strive for joint C3 systems that can function on a moments notice anywhere in the world. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE