Case Studies in National Security Transformation: Littoral Combat Ship, FBI Counterterrorism, Counterinsurgency Support in Afghanistan, CEC Naval Anti-air Warfare, NMCI, Relief Hurricane Katrina
This ebook present six reports in the series, Case Studies in National Security Transformation, sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Forces Transformation and Resources, and prepared by the Center for Technology and National Security Policy. More
This ebook present six reports in the series, Case Studies in National Security Transformation, sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Forces Transformation and Resources, and prepared by the Center for Technology and National Security Policy.
The Littoral Combat Ship - From Concept to Program - This focus on influencing operations ashore drew the Navy into the littoral. Naval strategists noted that the littoral is where the great bulk of the world's population lives, where much of its wealth is generated, and where lines of communication for ocean-borne cargo begin and end. Moreover, it is the area through which an expeditionary military force must pass and in which supporting Naval forces must operate. LCS, DD-21, DDG-1000, ASW, FSF-1 Seafighter.
Counterterrorism Activities of the FBI: At Home and Abroad - It was in Afghanistan where the utility of law enforcement expertise and techniques in a conflict zone first became evident. Shortly after the land campaign had begun, the FBI deployed two agents to Bagram. At first they were met with skepticism and concern — what, after all, would the FBI be looking at? After they had been there only a short time the FBI decided to recall them out of concern for maintaining good relations. Before that could occur, however, on a cold Saturday morning in February of 2002, an FBI employee in Washington, D.C. received a phone call from Bagram on his secure cellular phone. An Army general's opening words were specific and to the point: "You've got to help me; they're trying to take my FBI agents away!" How respect for law enforcement and law enforcement skills developed among the military is instructive. DNA, IEDs, TEDAC, JTTFs, Terrorist Screening Center, NCTC, the FBI and al-Qaeda.
Programming Development Funds to Support a Counterinsurgency: A Case Study of Nangarhar, Afghanistan - This case study describes one method of programming development funds at a sub-national level to positively affect a counterinsurgency in Eastern Afghanistan. It is presented as a practical model for both students in the classroom and operators in the field to understand the complexity involved with a type of mission that the United States has not attempted since Vietnam.
The Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Transforming Naval Anti-air Warfare - Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) enables battle group ships and aircraft to share sensor data at speeds never seen before providing the entire battle group with a single integrated air picture. This revolutionary capability doesn't require additional radars or weapons but instead shares information with existing systems. World War II air defense, NTDS, Aegis.
The NMCI Experience and Lessons Learned - The Consolidation of Networks by Outsourcing - The Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) has been an initiative to provide a single, secure, enterprise-wide network to support the naval shore establishment and tie it to the forces at sea by interfacing with the at-sea network. The plan has been to link 360,000 desktops into one seamless and secure intranet, sharing voice, video, and data services. It is an $8.8B performance-based services contract with Electronic Data Systems (EDS), initially awarded in October 2000. The scale of NMCI as an information network is second only to the internet itself, clearly an enormous effort.
Transformation for Disaster Relief - Developing a Hastily Formed Network During Operation Vigilant Relief - The purpose of this case study is to facilitate the analysis of the role and effects of network-centric operations during the National Guard's initial response to Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall in Louisiana August 29, 2005. Task Force Stonewall.