On Facilitating Stability Operations: A Net-Centric, Federated Approach to Information Sharing
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC COMMAND AND CONTROL RESEARCH PROGRAM (CCRP)
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In November 2006, the US Department of Defense issued a new policy entitled Stability, Security, Transition and Reconstruction Operations DoDD 3000.05. This policy mandated that the US military must treat SSTR Operations, now shortened to Stability Operations, on par with major combat operations. Recent efforts in Haiti indicate there remain significant challenges to civil-military coordination. On the critical path to successful accomplishment of Stability Operations is the ability to communicate, collaborate, translate and engage with the civil portion of the calculus. From a military perspective, neither will the civil side be commanded nor will it often be controlled. Therefore, traditional C2 methods are not applicable in managing processes that cross the civil-military boundary while engaged in Stability Operations. The focus of this paper regards research into a methodological approach to bridging civil and military systems that support their distinct business processes with a view towards enhancing shared situational awareness, a common assessment framework, providing a common basis for planning, and a synchronized ability to execute those plans.
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