Accession Number:

ADA394313

Title:

The Emerging U.S. System-of-Systems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The things which give military forces their fighting capability are changing, and these changes point toward a qualitative jump in our ability to use military force effectively. Probably relating to the way we plan, program and budget for these things, we are more adept at seeing the individual trees than that vast forest of military capability the system-of-systems which the individual systems are building for our fighting forces. The system-of-systems depends ultimately on well orchestrated contributions of all the military services. This assumes a common appreciation of and adherence to what we are building. Most importantly, it requires joint strategic and operational doctrine by which to organize, plan and carry out military operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE