Accession Number : ADA195358

Title :   C2 of C3: Command and Control of Command, Control, Communication Systems.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Guerra, William M

PDF Url : ADA195358

Report Date : 22 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The Army's ongoing acquisition of modernized Command and Control Communications (C3) Systems portends a quantum leap in present capabilities. Tremendously expensive, the effort represents a dramatic shift from past procurement policies inasmuch as it recognizes the need for a systemic, interactive C3 network that will not only support the Army's Air Land Battle doctrine, but also the C3 needs of Joint and/or Combined operations. While the acquisition effort is laudable, the author perceives a weakness in the Army's ability to adequately manage these new-found resources. Simply put, the capabilities and complexity of existing and soon-to-be fielded systems outstrip the antiquated management techniques used for controlling these vital resources. In order to meet this challenge the author offers a conceptual approach for harnessing our C3 systems. Key to this approach is the need to accurately recognize the problem. In order to function properly, the new systems must be engineered and installed to meet very precise and exacting requirements--a need exacerbated by the trend towards increased interconnectivity and interdependence of disparate systems. The answer, therefore, lies in management systems which acknowledge and address this critical need.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, BATTLES, FUNCTIONS, LAND WARFARE, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY DOCTRINE, POLICIES, PROCUREMENT, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE