Accession Number:

ADA385032

Title:

Who Runs What In the Global Information Grid? Ways to Share Local and Global Responsibility

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

Traditionally, information was used to provide commanders with broad situational awareness, leaving operators to rely on what their own senses provided quintessential local data in order to conduct combat. In the last 50 years, the advent of sensors and their ever-lengthening range, coupled with the ability to digitize information and distribute it globally, have changed all this. The campaign in Kosovo was largely fought using global information Sensor-acquired data on Yugoslavian targets were often analyzed far from the front and converted into aim points for precision-guided weaponry. The rise of global information in turn suggests that DoDs information systems as a whole should be agglomerated into what has been variously referred to as a System of Systems from Admiral Owens Battlespace Infosphere from the Air Force Science Advisory Board or, the term now favored within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Global Information Grid GIG or, in the shorthand used here, the Grid.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE