Accession Number:

ADA513948

Title:

Computer Network Operations Command and Control: A New Perspective

Descriptive Note:

Fina rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-10-22

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The 2009 Quadrennial Roles and Missions Review Report states Experience from recent operations and global cyberspace incidents underscore the critical role cyberspace capabilities play in preventing conflict when possible, and supporting full-spectrum military operations when necessary...Our national security is inextricably linked to the cyberspace domain, where conflict is not limited by geography or time. The standup of United States Cyber Command in September 2009 was a milestone in cyberspace command and control C2. However, the DOD continues to struggle in developing the proper doctrine, organizations, and processes to execute the cyberspace mission across the range of military operations. Current doctrine has not kept pace with the technological and intellectual advancements of cyberspace. Using a cyber scenario as a backdrop, this paper examines some of the complex challenges operational commanders face concerning cyberspace C2. It discusses current doctrine disconnects, Computer Network Operations fundamentals, the information environment and cyberspaces role in it, as well as the levels of warfare. Finally, the paper contrasts two possible models for cyberspace C2 at the operational level of command, and provides recommendations to meet the cyberspace challenges.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE