Accession Number:

ADA460955

Title:

Scale-free Enterprise Command & Control

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ECHELON 4 LLC MEQUON WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-06-16

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

We are interested in the structure of enterprise governance in federated systems capable of supporting simultaneous, unified and time-bound objectives of self-directed unilateral and group-directed multilateral decision and control. Our solution requires a set of scale-free joint enterprise command and control JEC2 services that provide allied teams of commanders, planners and operations personnel with collaborative, grid-based and realtime situation assessment, plan generation, and plan execution services. By scale-free we are referring to the ability of a system or service to scale from small to large applications a design that is essentially independent of the scale of its deployment. The foundation of our unified JEC2 system depends on a coherent and scale-free view of an enterprise and characteristics of its underlying dynamic structure. Characteristics of unified JEC2 must, in addition, identify specific roles and responsibilities of the principal enterprise management actors. This paper, a companion of other ICCRTS papers, introduces our JEC2 enterprise command framework ECF, a scale-free C2 system supporting unilateral and multilateral collaborative behavior among distributed federated systems of systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE