Accession Number:

ADA464499

Title:

Applying the NCW Conceptual Framework to FORCEnet: A Case Study

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper with briefing charts

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVLA OPERATIONS (OPNAV N71F) ARLINGTON VA FORCENET INNOVATION, ARCHITECTURE, AND STANDARDS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

FORCEnet, the Naval implementation of network-centric warfare, in order to deliver the necessary capabilities in a timely and affordable way, requires an investment strategy that is based on objective analysis. Accordingly, a logical and comprehensive framework for FORCEnet analysis has been developed by combining a capability-based description of FORCEnet with the Conceptual Framework for Network Centric Warfare developed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The present paper documents the application of this analysis approach to several aspects of the FORCEnet initiative, including resource and requirement decisions in the planning, programming, budgeting and execution PPBE process, analysis of FORCEnet Fleet experiments, support of architecture and standards development, evaluation of tactics, techniques, and procedures TTP, alignment of science and technology ST and research, development, test, and evaluation RDTE efforts with FORCEnet requirements, and evaluation and selection of modeling and simulation MS tools and scenarios. The results demonstrate how the proposed metrics can be used to assess the improvement in FORCEnet capabilities over time, identify capability gaps, and guide acquisition and technology investments to close those gaps. Finally, the paper summarizes the challenges in applying the metrics.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE