Accession Number:

ADA458564

Title:

From Lab to Tent (Bringing Integrated C2ISR Technology to the Warfighter)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HORIZONS TECHNOLOGY INC BILLERICA MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The transition of new C2ISR technologies and capabilities to the warfighter in a useful and timely manner is a longstanding challenge, which is often met through unique solutions to specific warfighter problems, and often compromising interoperability in combat and other field operations. Interoperability is now a major concern and the focus of C2ISR development. the most effective way to address this concern is through the integrated development of C2ISR components. However, integration is not readily accommodated in the present acquisition and PPBS processes, one reason why there has been lots of discussion with modest results. In this paper we recommend a new approach to integration, namely that integration be viewed as and explicit result, not just as an attribute of C2ISR systems. We then look at the processes and the problems from this perspective and make some recommendations for providing integrated and interoperable new technology to the warfighter in a timely manner.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE