NDIA FORCEnet Study - Overview of the Human Element Group's Findings: Implications for C2 and other Aspects of NCW
APPLIED FUTURES INC ARLINGTON VA
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The National Defense Industrial Association, in a study sponsored by the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for War fighting Requirements Programs and the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, spent a year investigating the critical technical, programmatic, organizational, and acquisition aspects of FORCEnet in order to develop a road map. One of the five study groups was focused on the Human Element. This paper provides an overview of that subgroups findings covering everything from recruitment, selection, education, training and development of future warriors to changing ways of developing and assessing operational concepts, changing business processes and organizational structures, systems design and experimentation. This paper discusses the transformational aspects of FORCEnet and its contribution to Sea Power 21s enabling concepts, especially Sea Warrior, Sea Trial and Sea Enterprise, all from the Human Element perspective. Three key themes resulted from this investigation 1. Equip the man, dont man the equipment 2. Humans decide, machines calculate, 3. We are moving from the human-in-the-loop to the human-as-the-loop.
- Government and Political Science
- Command, Control and Communications Systems
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics