Accession Number : ADA288500

Title :   Information Culture in DoD: Preparing For The Third Wave.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 93-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Olbrys, Elizabeth B.

PDF Url : ADA288500

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Is the Department of Defense prepared to receive, process and share information according to the model of the information superhighway? If we are, how will the Department of Defense be changed by adopting the new information-sharing model over our current information-control? As our war-fighting model evolves from attrition warfare to information warfare (Alvin Toffler's "third wave" warfare), swift access to current, reliable information will become our most basic requirement. If we are to maximize future readiness and achieve the cost reductions promised from the information superhighway, the Department of Defense must make major cultural changes. We must achieve enterprise integration, embrace the culture of process improvement, and accept a radical reorganization in order to realize information superiority--and therefore military superiority--on the battlefield.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *MILITARY PLANNING, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MODELS, REAL TIME, BATTLEFIELDS, ATTRITION, FORECASTING, COSTS, RELIABILITY, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE