Accession Number:

ADA464453

Title:

Command and Control in a Network Centric Warfare World: Preserving the Operational Echelon of Command

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-02-14

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Joint Vision 2020 JV 2020 is designed around the premise that modern and emerging technologies, particularly information-related advances, should make possible a new level of battlespace awareness in the joint operations arena. Underpinning a variety of technological advances is information superiority the ability to detect, collect, process and disseminate an uninterrupted flow of information, while exploiting or denying an adversarys ability to do the same. The goal of JV 2020 seeks to achieve Full Spectrum Dominance a joint force persuasive in peace, decisive in war, preeminent in any form of conflict. If we are to truly achieve this goal of full spectrum dominance by establishing and maintaining information superiority, then the organizational echelons in the command and control structure must be maximized to use this superiority, not minimized to hamper it. Network Centric Warfare NCW is one of the key tenets to meet these demands of increased information flow. Proponents of the ongoing Revolution in Military Affairs RMA, spawned from and running parallel to the Revolution in Business Affairs RBA, have recognized in NCW the need to restructure certain organizational paradigms for maximum effectiveness in the anticipation of achieving JV 2020 goals. According to these groups, much of the organizational evolution in the military should center around the use of a networked command and control system which, when implemented, will reduce and consolidate staff structure, allow for decentralized execution, and increase the commanders control over a more encompassing sector of the 2020 battlespace. How and more importantly, at which levels do we best utilize this potentially world-altering tool to maximize its effectiveness

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE