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dc.contributor.advisorDenning, Dorothy
dc.contributor.advisorJasper, Scott
dc.contributor.authorBlatt, Nicole I.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:31:15Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:31:15Z
dc.date.issued2004-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1313
dc.description.abstractMilitary leaders and scholars alike debate the existence of a revolution in military affairs (RMA) based on information technology. This thesis will show that the Information RMA not only exists, but will also reshape how we plan, operate, educate, organize, train, and equip forces for the 21st century. This thesis introduces the Communication Technology (CommTech) Model to explain how communication technologies affect organizations, leadership styles, and decision-making processes. Due to the growth in networking enterprises, leaders will have to relinquish their tight, centralized control over subordinates. Instead, they will have to perfect their use of softer power skills such as influence and trust as they embrace decentralized decision-making. Network Centric Warfare, Self-Synchronization, and Network Enabled Operations are concepts that provide the framework for integrating information technology into the battlespace. The debate that drives centralized versus decentralized control in network operations is analyzed with respect to the CommTech Model. A new term called Operational Trust is introduced and developed, identifying ways to make it easier to build trust among network entities. Finally, the thesis focuses on what leaders need to do to shape network culture for effective operations.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/trustndinfluence109451313
dc.format.extentxiv, 97 p. : ill. (some col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNetcentric computingen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshInformation technologyen_US
dc.titleTrust and influence in the information age operational requirements for network centric warfareen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorInformation RMAen_US
dc.subject.authorNetwork Centric Warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorCommunications Technology Modelen_US
dc.subject.authorTrusten_US
dc.subject.authorNetwork Enabled Operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorCentralized Control, Influenceen_US
dc.subject.authorSelf-synchronizationen_US
dc.subject.authorDecision-Makingen_US
dc.subject.authorLeadershipen_US
dc.subject.authorOperational Trusten_US
dc.subject.authorDecentralized Executionen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in Security Studies (Defense Decision-Making and Planning)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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