The Impact of Architecture and Interoperability on Information Warfare Systems

ABSTRACT

Interoperability of hardware, software systems, and data has been an issue since the inception of those terms. With the proliferation of, and our growing dependence upon Information Warfare (IW), Command and Control Warfare (C2W), and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems, interoperability has become a significant concern and the subject of much debate. Interoperability is one of several well-defined attributes of information systems. But in order to produce a well-behaved system containing these attributes an architecture, and architectural concepts must first be developed and followed.


AUTHORS

Strategic Consulting, Inc.

Raymond J. Curts, Ph.D, (USN, Ret.) was born December 2, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is an American citizen. He graduated from Vandalia Community High School, Vandalia, Illinois in 1965. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1970 and was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy. In December, 1972 he earned his wings as a Naval Aviator and was assigned to the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Returning to the continental United States in 1976, he served as an instructor pilot in the Navy's Advanced Jet Training Command in Beeville, Texas where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Management and Business Administration from Webster College of St. Louis, Missouri. After tours of duty in Norfolk, Virginia; Rota, Spain; and Key West, Florida, he was stationed at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in Washington, DC where he spent five years as the U.S. Navy's Electronic Warfare Architect. During this time he earned a Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University. Dr. Curts is the President of Strategic Consulting, Inc.

President and CEO, Syneca Research Group, Inc.

Douglas E. Campbell, Ph.D, (USNR-R, Ret.) was born on May 9, 1954 in Portsmouth, Virginia, and is an American citizen. He graduated from Kenitra American High School, Kenitra, Morocco, in 1972. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 1976 and was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy. He joined the U.S. Naval Reserve Program as an Intelligence Officer in 1980 and was transferred to the Retired Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander on 1 June 1999.

Dr. Campbell received his Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California in Computer Systems Management in 1986 and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Security from Southwest University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1990. Dr. Campbell is president and CEO of Syneca Research Group, Inc., a certified 8(a) and a certified Small & Disadvantaged Business entity under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s program.

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