Interoperability

A Cultural Framework for the Interoperability of C2 systems

ABSTRACT

Command and Control research is focused on the use of communications and computer systems with the aim being to develop appropriate technology and methodologies to allow all kinds of warfare to be won. This situation is made complicated in joint and coalition operations that raise the need to deal with complex organizational and national cultural barriers. This paper extends the IFIP-IFAC (1999) GERAM enterprise framework with theoretical anthropological and organizational frameworks and creates a specific cultural framework that is applied to the interoperability of C2 systems in coalition operations.

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.

The Future of Command and Control: Determining Force Readiness at the Push of a Button

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Currently, force readiness within the military is not measureable, but is estimated based on manual reporting and subjective human perceptions. Due to the potential level of miscalculation, commanding officers often need to make decisions on the fly, with no clear methodology in determining the correct level of force readiness. This paper illustrates how a common data model can contribute to the automation of force readiness determination. This is enabled by Information Communication Technology automation within the command and control domain. The proposed Information Communication Technology utilisation will provide the foundation for future command and control systems based on automated formulas and algorithms, to remove subjectivity and the potential for human error from determining the force readiness of the military.

Journal of Information Warfare

The definitive publication for the best and latest research and analysis on information warfare, information operations, and cyber crime. Available in traditional hard copy or online.

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