(NSI). Are Networked and Net-Centric the Same?. Dr Terry Moon Head NCW S&T Initiative DSTO 30 March 2006. (NSI). Net-centric: a plethora of terms. NCW : Network Centric Warfare (US) NEC : Network Enabled Capability (UK) NBD : Network Based Defence (Sweden)
Dr Terry Moon
Head NCW S&T Initiative
30 March 2006
Wikipedia gives the following definition for net-centric (adj.):
DecideSimple Human Cognitive Model for Net-centric Operations
Four main features:
But how do we evaluate these?
Core of node
Tracking ships and aircraft onboard USS Blue Ridge.
Filter Room: tracking aircraft.
DecideMove from Networked to Net-centric
Hindering the evaluation of net-ops is the lack of fundamental knowledge of the behaviour of complex networks. This is summed up by the US National Research Council’s committee on Network Science for Future Army Applications:
‘There is no science today that offers the fundamental knowledge necessary to design large complex networks in such a way that their behaviors can be predicted prior to building them.’