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dc.contributor.advisorKemple, William G.
dc.contributor.advisorJones, Carl R.
dc.contributor.authorEgge, Daniel Q.
dc.dateJune 1993
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:21:02Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:21:02Z
dc.date.issued1993-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/24172
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe author presents a new framework for evaluating the evolutionary upgrade paths of command, control and communications systems. C3 system procurements today can be viewed as upgrades to existing C3 systems. Most operational C3 functions are performed today by commanders and their staff with various levels of automated support. The upgrade procurements are intended to increase or improve this automated support. The author examines the shrinking budget, technology initiatives, Evolutionary Acquisition, Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS), Non-Developmental-Items (NDI), and emerging open architecture standards. Current evaluation frameworks, the Mission-Oriented Approach (MOA), the Modular Command and Control Evaluation Structure (MCES) and a Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis (COEA), are examined. An illustration of the framework uses the United States Marine Corps' Tactical Combat Operations (TCO) System. Conclusions stress that C3 systems can be viewed as evolutionary upgrade paths that change over time, that effective evaluation of evolutionary C3 system must consider the temporal component, and that a framework, such as the one presented in this thesis, is needed for comparing alternative upgrade paths rather than alternative static C3 systems.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/frameworkforeval00egge
dc.format.extent95 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_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. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleA framework for evaluating evolutionary upgrade paths of command, control, and communications systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentCommand, Control and Communications Academic Group
dc.subject.authorC3 systemsen_US
dc.subject.authorC3 systems evaluationen_US
dc.subject.authorMTACCSen_US
dc.subject.authorTCOen_US
dc.subject.authorEvolutionary acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. Marine Corpsen_US
dc.subject.authorAutomationen_US
dc.subject.authorTechnologyen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Systems Technology (Command, Control and Communications)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Technology (Command, Control and Communications)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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