Accession Number : ADA313958

Title :   Advanced Battlespace Information System (ABIS) Task Force Report, Volume 2: Major Results.

Corporate Author : DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS/COMPUTERS WASHINGTON D C DIR C4 SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE/POLICY

PDF Url : ADA313958

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : The basic purpose of the ABIS Task Force was to better align the science and technology program with the emerging Joint Vision 2010. The Task Force sought to develop elements of a C4I strategic framework that could guide key planning, architecture, and programmatic efforts and ultimately impact doctrine and training development as well. The ABIS Task Force was established as an initial step in forming a partnership between the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (OSD) and the Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems (Joint Staff). Initially, the Task Force was asked to identify important operational capabilities and needed technology initiatives for an advanced battlespace information system. During the course of the effort, the task was expanded to include the identification of follow-on actions, needed to ensure the timely evolution and fielding of new operational capabilities. The Task Force focused on precision force operations (dominant maneuver, precision strike and full dimension protection) in both Major Regional Conflicts and Lesser Regional Conflicts. Emphasis was placed on the C4I portion of the system-of-systems (i.e. new concepts and technology for sensors and weapons were not included) and advanced concepts and technology that could result in fieldable capabilities by 2000-2010. The Task Force did not seek to be comprehensive but rather to focus on defining a set of important capabilities derived from an understanding of the future operational context and to develop the audit trail to critical technologies and needed operational demonstrations. Funding was not considered.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COMBAT READINESS, *TASK FORCES, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DEFENSE PLANNING, *BATTLE MANAGEMENT, WEAPONS, GLOBAL, DETECTORS, IMPACT, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, DEMONSTRATIONS, GRIDS, INTEGRATION, PRECISION, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), DATA ACQUISITION, MANEUVERS, MILITARY TRAINING, TIMELINESS, AUDITING.

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

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