Power to the Edge

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Information Age Transformation Series

Power
to the

Edge
Command... Control... in the Information Age

David S. Alberts Richard E. Hayes
with a Foreword by John Stenbit

About the CCRP
The Command and Control Research Program (CCRP) has the mission of improving DoD’s understanding of the national security implications of the Information Age. Focusing upon improving both the state of the art and the state of the practice of command and control, the CCRP helps DoD take full advantage of the opportunities afforded by emerging technologies. The CCRP pursues a broad program of research and analysis in information superiority, information operations, command and control theory, and associated operational concepts that enable us to leverage shared awareness to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned missions. An important aspect of the CCRP program is its ability to serve as a bridge between the operational, technical, analytical, and educational communities. The CCRP provides leadership for the command and control research community by: • articulating critical research issues; • working to strengthen command and control research infrastructure; • sponsoring a series of workshops and symposia; • serving as a clearing house for command and control related research funding; and • disseminating outreach initiatives that include the CCRP Publication Series.

This is a continuation in the series of publications produced by the Center for Advanced Concepts and Technology (ACT), which was created as a “skunk works” with funding provided by the CCRP under the auspices of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (NII). This program has demonstrated the importance of having a research program focused on the national security implications of the Information Age. It develops the theoretical foundations to provide DoD with information superiority and highlights the importance of active outreach and dissemination initiatives designed to acquaint senior military personnel and civilians with these emerging issues. The CCRP Publication Series is a key element of this effort.

Check our Web site for the latest CCRP activities and publications.

www.dodccrp.org

DoD Command and Control Research Program
Assistant Secretary of Defense (NII) & Chief Information Officer

Dr. Linton Wells, II (Acting)
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (NII)

Dr. Linton Wells, II
Special Assistant to the ASD(NII) & Director, Research and Strategic Planning

Dr. David S. Alberts Opinions, conclusions, and recommendations expressed or implied within are solely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Defense, or any other U.S. Government agency. Cleared for public release; distribution unlimited. Portions of this publication may be quoted or reprinted without further permission, with credit to the DoD Command and Control Research Program, Washington, D.C. Courtesy copies of reviews would be appreciated. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Alberts, David S. (David Stephen), 1942Power to the Edge: Command and Control in the Information Age / David S. Alberts, Richard E. Hayes. p. cm. ISBN 1-893723-13-5 1. Command and control systems--United States. 2. Information warfare-United States. 3. United States--Armed Forces--Reorganization. 4. Military art and science--Effect of technological innovations on--United States. I. Hayes, Richard E., 1942- II. Title. UB212.A43 2003 355.3'3041--dc21 2003007597 1st printing June 2003 2nd printing June 2004 3rd printing April 2005

Information Age Transformation Series

Power
to the

Edge
Command... Control... in the Information Age

David S. Alberts Richard E. Hayes
with a Foreword by John Stenbit

Table of Contents
List of Figures.............................................vii Acknowledgements ....................................ix Foreword ...................................................xiii Preface...
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