Accession Number : ADA307341

Title :   The Coast Guard Shipboard Command and Control System and its Role in Future Joint Military Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Raber, Michael E.

PDF Url : ADA307341

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Traditional peacetime Coast Guard missions involved only single ship operations and command and control (C2) issues were a low priority. Events throughout the 1980's, e.g., Mareil Cuban Boatlift, Exxon Valdez, and joint antidrug operations, permanently altered the Service's view of improved C2 support systems. Political and economic forces drove the formation of the joint Navy-Coast Guard Board and the Permanent Joint Working Group (PJWG) for Cutter Combat Systems. A decade of PJWG efforts resulted in development of a Coast Guard C31 system known as the Shipboard Command and Control System (SCCS) . Based on the Navy's standard afloat tactical information management system (NTCS-A), SCCS is fully compatible with JMCIS and the new joint C41 standard GCCS. SCCS proved highly effective during operational tests and actual usage. SCCS equipped cutters now have C2 capabilities comparable to the best the Navy currently has to offer. SCCS increases the Coast Guard's value when serving as part of a joint task force and gives Coast Guard units the C2 resources necessary to exercise tactical control over large, joint, multi-unit operations. SCCS improves mission performance throughout the spectrum of Coast Guard operations, including joint responses to traditional missions and joint operations involving armed conflict. Future system upgrades and compatability with GCCS ensure SCCS will be a valuable C2 asset for many years to come.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *SHIPBOARD, *COAST GUARD OPERATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, PEACETIME, TASK FORCES, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MISSIONS, CONFLICT, CUTTERS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE