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International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2006)

Enterprise Analysis and Assessment of Complex Military Command and Control Environments

John J. Roberts
The MITRE Corporation

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As military command and control (C2) applications evolve and become immersed within a growing net-centric (or decision-centric) operational environment, the complexity of interactions among component C2 enterprise capabilities will rapidly increase. The adoption of a Service Oriented Architecture approach to C2 development, coupled with the incremental fielding of Internet Protocol based Global Information Grid capabilities, will serve as the principal catalysts for this scenario. As a result of the sheer number of anticipated web service interdependencies, analysis and assessment of C2 behavior at the enterprise scale will be both necessary and challenging. This paper will provide an initial discussion of the emerging need for such analysis and will suggest some important implementation concepts to be considered, each of which could significantly impact future enterprise systems engineering of complex C2 environments.

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