What's Wrong with DoD's So-Called Information Architectures and What We Ought to be Doing about It
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF INFORMATIONAL SCIENCES
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The Department of Defense DoD needs information interoperability. That is, the components of multiple programs, services, and allies need to work together. This paper accepts without further argument that improved information systems can improve combat power, including the deterrent capability that combat power confers. The paper also recognizes that the list of other programs that one must be interoperable with is indefinitely long. Therefore, an open-ended solution is a fundamental requirement. This leads one directly to the need for an information systems architecture. DoD needs a common design vision that each program manager or procurement agent works to fit into. Defining and articulating such an architecture is the purpose of this paper. The following topics are discussed large information systems whats wrong with the current architecture and how did DoD get into this mess measures of effectiveness network centric architecture end system-network interfaces management interfaces public key infrastructure quality of service and the need for modularization.
- Information Science
- Computer Systems
- Military Forces and Organizations