Accession Number : ADA297931

Title :   Achieving the Revolutionary Potential of Information Technology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Cothron, Tony L.

PDF Url : ADA297931

Report Date : 16 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Information Age technology has great potential for improving regional CINCs and JTF staffs ability to plan and direct operations. But effective implementation of Information Technology will require a revolution in current policies, doctrine, practices and organizations. Examples of the types of changes required are examined, using commercial business, an historical analysis of command and control, recent initiatives in the U.S. Intelligence community and changes in U.S. Marine Corps doctrine. The examples highlight the need to focus on implementing reforms which liberate our personnel from Industrial Age management practices and empower them to contribute to a more effective military force. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, DATA BASES, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, POLICIES, LEADERSHIP, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, COMPUTER NETWORKS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, ONLINE SYSTEMS, MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY TACTICS, TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE