Accession Number:

ADA406255

Title:

Network Centric Warfare: Developing and Leveraging Information Superiority.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (C3I/COMMAND CONTROL RESEARCH PROGRAM) WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2000-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

292.0

Abstract:

War is a product of its age. The tools and tactics of how we fight have always evolved along with technology. We are poised to continue this trend. Warfare in the Information Age will inevitably embody the characteristics that distinguish this age from previous ones. These characteristics affect the capabilities that are brought to battle as well as the nature of the environment in which conflicts occur. Often in the past, military organizations pioneered both the development of technology and its application. Such is not the case today. Major advances in Information Technology are being driven primarily by the demands of the commercial sector. Furthermore, Information Technology is being applied commercially in ways that are transforming business around the globe. The purposes of this book are to describe the Network Centric Warfare concept to explain how it embodies the characteristics of the Information Age to identify the challenges in transforming this concept into a real operational capability and to suggest a prudent approach to meeting these challenges.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE