A Method to Analyze Network-Centric Capabilities for Agile C2 for Force Sustainment Soldiers in Southwest Asia
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
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The U.S. Army Chief Information Officer CIOG6 recognized potential communication and collaboration issues in performing C2 for Force Sustainment Soldiers working at Forward Operating Bases in Southwest Asia. The G6 commissioned a study to determine what network enabled capabilities would improve Logistics tasks in this area of operations. This paper outlines the methodology employed to identify and prioritize those gaps based on their impact on the efficacy of Transportation operations. This unique methodology is based on mapping operationally significant and doctrinally defined tasks to C2 concepts as defined in the Network Centric Operational Environment Joint Integrating Concept. It brought together the usually isolated Signal Community and Logistics Community with ways that they can assist each other in the transition to net-centric communications. The recommendations of this study included integrated solution packages that will significantly improve Transportation operations by increasing their ability to access net-centric domains while minimizing operational risk and cost. This approach can be applied across the acquisition process and, more importantly, inform requirements documents and early systems engineering efforts for agile C2 outside the traditional realm of Combat Arms.
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