Distributed Networked Operations

The Foundations of Network Centric Warfare

by Jeff Cares



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/25/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9780595378005
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9780595821785

About the Book

Distributed Networked Operations describes a refinement of what popularly has been called "network centric operations."

Distributed networked operations envision combat conducted by large numbers of diverse, small units-rather than by small numbers of generally homogenous, large units. In theory and to a significant extent in practice in Afghanistan and Iraq, distributed networked operations involve a mixed bag of naval, ground and air units, none of which is individually as powerful as a fleet, air wing or armored division.

Author Jeff Cares discusses distributed networked operations from the perspective of adaptive control theory and details implications for force structure, hardware employment, and networked competition. Jeff presents a formal model of Information Age combat and explores the civilian business applications of the theory.

About the Author

Jeff Cares is one of the top thought-leaders in Information Age innovation and has been featured in such Information Age bellwethers as Wired and Fast Company. He has published pioneering work in the application of New Science techniques to military problems and lectures internationally on the future of military forces.