Accession Number:

ADA415422

Title:

Managing the Double Edged Sword of Network-Centric Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Network Centric Warfare can tend to collapse the operational level war by allowing information to flow around or past hierarchical staff structures and directly between tactical and strategic level decision makers. Why this has benefits in that it may streamline decision-making and reduce staff sizes, it can have serious detrimental impacts on joint warfare. Fortunately, by employing developed Information Management techniques during planning disciplined staffs can develop methods that will enhance the positive benefits of Network Centric Warfare while negating many of its serious drawbacks and weaknesses.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE