Accession Number:

ADA463350

Title:

User's Epistle on Text Chat Tool Acquisition

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION CENTER LANGLEY AFB VA DETACHMENT 3OL-LV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Just as leaders of the world wars of the 20th century exploited advances in the industrial revolution, military leaders today exploit the information revolution. Despite the hindrance of current military command, control and communications C3 to adhere to a classic Napoleonic hierarchy, information revolution values strategically enable principles like Net-Centric Warfare and challenge the status quo. With a revolutionary technology like text chat, a monopoly of naysayers produce a litany of obstacles that predict inevitable failure and a monopoly of ideologues insist that only the purest implementation can succeed. The rest of us plug away -- testing, innovating, and using the new technology any way in which it works better than the old way. It is often said in the C3 world that amateurs talk tools while professionals discuss capabilities. This paper provides an acquisition philosophy to encourage Text Chat as a universally viable military capability. As the information age progressed, individuals came to regard Text Chat as a normal mode of communication. Chat Rooms enable members of a workgroup to visually converse and can include the ability to record that conversation.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE