Accession Number : ADA437775


Title :   Air Force Command and Control: The Path Ahead. Volume 2: Panel Reports


Corporate Author : SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA437775


Report Date : MAR 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 397


Abstract : Air Force Chiefs of Staff have chartered numerous studies and conducted four star reviews in their attempts to "fix" the Air Force C2 problem. Air Force Chiefs of Staff also established a new Air Staff C2 Directorate, an Air Staff C2 General Officer Steering Group, and the Aerospace C2 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center in their attempts to "fix" C2. The lessons learned from DESERT STORM and ALLIED FORCE and the results of every Air Force SAB and Defense Science Board study have determined that U.S. aerospace power capabilities continue to outperform the associated C2 capabilities. In theater C2 this is particularly evident in time critical targeting, battle damage assessment, and campaign assessments. The Air Force vision of "well-equipped C2 centers collaborating globally in support of the CINCs" can be rapidly achieved if senior Air Force leadership strongly endorses the need for an enterprise-wide C2 capability. The Air Force must restructure the way C2 programs are managed and resourced, and leadership must clearly speak out about their dedication to achieving an enterprise-wide C2 capability at every opportunity.


Descriptors :   *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY OPERATIONS , AIR FORCE , LEADERSHIP , POWER , RECONNAISSANCE , BATTLES , TARGETING , PLANNING , TRAINING , DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , REPORTS.


Subject Categories : COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS


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