Technology in Transformation: Critical Strength or Critical Vulnerability
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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Technologies the U.S. military depends on are at risk of failing during the on-going transformation of the joint force. Driving forces behind how the military transforms its forces include societal desire for, and belief in, technological solutions political impetus to develop and field increasingly complex technologies a constrained top-line budget forcing zero-sum decisions within the government market forces resulting in the world-wide proliferation of technology and competent adversaries who will create a technology-hostile battlespace. Complicating the transformation process are elements, which, if left unattended, lead to critical vulnerabilities. These include human-technology relationships, logistic support, interoperability, training and budget decisions. The warfighting CinCs can mitigate the risks of technology failure associated with transformation with an approach that includes preventing the premaure deployment of weapon systems training assigned forces for general technology failure and reorganization of the command and control structure to support decentralized execution and self- synchronization.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies