Accession Number:

ADA422742

Title:

Preparing For Tomorrow: The Spann-Chapman Interoperability Act

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 was the most successful defense reorganization in history, but it does not provide tomorrows Joint Force Commander JFC with interoperable joint forces. The fundamental obstacle is that interoperability and the services Title 10 authorities create inherent requirements that are diametrically opposed in terms of providing the JFC plug-and-play joint forces. The solution is a concept called the Least Common Denominator Multiplier LCDM. Its purpose is to consolidate all common doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel and facilities DOTMLPF functions within the services current Title 10 authorities and transfer them to a newly established unified command under the Commander, LCDM COMLCDM. Its intent is to provide the JFC with joint forces that are interoperable across the DOTMLPF spectrum. The medium to create this initiative would be legislation that enacts the Spann-Chapman Interoperability Act SCIA.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE