Navy reaps benefits of fusion effort, admiral says
Intelligence, command and control merged at all levels
- By Henry Kenyon
- Mar 24, 2011
A decade of warfare has honed the U.S. military’s intelligence gathering and command and control systems into a cooperative system where battlefield data is quickly collected, analyzed and provided to commanders, reports Jim Garamone at American Forces Press Service.
One example is the Navy, which has merged its intelligence and command and control organizations at all levels across the organization, including their related career fields, said Adm. Gary Roughhead, chief of naval operations, at a defense press briefing on March 23.
Communications, as a technology and as a cultural process, is an important part of this melding because it allows intelligence personnel and operations staff to quickly and efficiently share data and discuss their mission requirements, Roughead said.
Henry Kenyon is a contributing writer for Defense Systems.