Vice Admiral Art Cebrowski introduced the concept of "Information Superiority" as the objective of "Network Centric Warfare" in 1998. Ever since then -- according to myriad watchdog reports and Congressional mandates -- the Defense Enterprise has struggled to match its industrial age acquisition and engineering paradigms with information age requirements.

In 2004, OSD chartered an NPS research initiative to help address this mismatch through a government-industry collaborative approach to evolving Open Enterprise Information Systems. The prime directive of this NPS OEIS research is to heed Einstein's definition of insanity; i.e. to capture approaches to solve the problem that are fundamentally improved over the ones that got us in trouble.

This ongoing NPS research is sponsored today by the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.

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