A View of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Architectures at the Dawn of Network Centric Warfare

  • March 15, 2007
  • Mr Kevin J Cogan

This issue paper focuses on Volume II of a much larger three volume case study entitled Network Centric Warfare Case Study: U.S. V Corps and 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) during Operation Iraqi Freedom Combat Operations (March-April 2003). The author critically analyzes the history of communications architecture acquisition before OIF and the inadequacy of current acquisition cycle times to keep pace with the rapid advances in technology, and specifically addresses three insights derived from his research.