C4 Concerns for the Operational Commander
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
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The explosion of technology in the past four decades has produced advances in the communications and computer industry that few ever envisioned. As a military community, we look toward many of these new capabilities as effective force multipliers in providing better command and control for our operational commanders. In evaluating any of the new systems, we must consider five fundamental criteria Interoperability, survivability, security, user friendliness, and operational utility. C4I for the Warrior, a concept introduced by JCSJ-6 in June 1993, goes a long way in establishing a goal and a general roadmap of how to get there. However, we must expand our thinking well past the technical problems we usually concentrate on and also evaluate how new C4 systems and concepts may impact our warfighting doctrine.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Command, Control and Communications Systems