A FORCEnet framework for analysis of existing naval C4I architectures
Roche, Patrick G.
Kemple, William G.
Osmundson, John S.
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This thesis explores the definition of FORCEnet, determines what degree of consensus exists about its concepts and evaluates the Joint Fires Network against FORCEnet principles. The military has been moving toward network based information operations, but struggles to stay current with information technology (IT). IT and knowledge management are not mature disciplines. The services struggle to choose durable standards, processes and systems, and field them across a vast enterprise quickly. Additionally, complex acquisition and configuration processes are incapable of producing interoperable networks on the timescale of IT growth. Though the services and agencies have fielded capable systems in the past, they become legacy if a newer standard is adopted that disenfranchises them. Organizational transformation is required to support flexibility in the Department of Defense. Sea Power 21 is a comprehensive attempt to address the implications of the IT revolution. The legs of the vision are Sea Basing, Sea Shield and Sea Strike. The enabler is FORCEnet, "the operational construct and architectural framework of naval warfare in the information age that integrates Warriors, sensors, networks, command and control, platforms, and weapons into a networked, distributed combat force that is scalable across all levels of conflict from seabed to space and sea to land."
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