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Friday, July 11, 2008

The Implemetation of Network-Centric Warfare

The Implemetation of Network-Centric Warfare

"Warfare is about human behavior in a context of organized violence directed toward political ends. So, network-centric warfare (NCW) is about human behavior within a networked environment. 'The network' is a noun, the information technology, and can only be the enabler. 'To network' is the verb, the human behavior, the action, and the main focus. So, implementation of NCW must look beyond the acquisition of the technical enablers to individual and organizational behavior, e.g., organizational structure, processes, tactics, and the way choices are made. In other words, all elements of the enterprise are in play."


A. K. Cebrowski
Director, Office of Force Transformation
Office of the Secretary of Defense