Power to the Edge: Command and Control in the Information by David S. Alberts

By David S. Alberts

Strength to the sting articulates the rules getting used to supply the wideband community that folks will belief, populate with details, and use to percentage wisdom, collaborate successfully, and synchronize their activities.

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Making sense of the situation is inherently dynamic. 7 Likewise, battlespace management, the adjustments of means, is also a continuous process. Responsibility, authority, and accountability are essential features of command and control. C2 and organizational concepts and approaches that fail to distribute responsibility in an effective manner, fail to match responsibilities and authorities, or fail to properly hold individuals and organizations accountable for their actions (or inactions) will exhibit dysfunctional behaviors and have their effectiveness degraded.

S. NATO commanders in equivalent commands. Careful review of these documents showed that both were built around objectives. K. officers provided many fewer milestones and constraints to their subordinates. They typically defined the objective(s) to be achieved, provided the assets (forces) to be employed, and minimal information about schedules and boundaries. They were rich Spectrum of C2 Approaches 24 Power to the Edge in the number of contingencies identified, but relatively thin in detail about them.

The comfortable position of selecting a single philosophy and working to establish it in doctrine and training is disappearing as we move into the Information Age. NOTES 1 Alberts, David S. and Richard E. Hayes. Command Arrangements for Peace Operations. Washington, DC: CCRP Publication Series. p. 5. NOTES Chapter 2 35 2 Jomini, General Baron Antione Henri. ” Precis de l’Art de Guerre. Chapter 2. Article 14. 1838. Jomini, Antione Henri. The Art of War. New York, NY: Greenhill Press. 1996. 3 Clausewitz, Carl von.

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