The Director of the Department of
Defense Command & Control Research Program (DoD
CCRP) welcomes you to the 2002 Command and Control
Research and Technology Symposium. Sponsored by
the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control,
Communications, and Intelligence (ASD/C3I). Hosted this
year by the Naval Postgraduate School, the 2002 CCRTS
is the direct product of initiatives developed under
the Office of Naval Research and the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology over twenty years ago.
The theme for
the 2002 Command and Control Research and Technology
Symposium is "C2 Transformation Through Experimentation."
The topics that stimulated innovative thinking represented
by this year’s papers include C4ISR and Space, C2 Experimentation,
Network-Centric Applications, Modeling & Simulation,
C2 Decision Making & Cognitive Analysis, C2 Assessment
Tools & Metrics, Coalition Interoperability, Information
Operations, and IT Supporting DoD Business Processes.
Conference attendees and participants are invited to
explore these and other C2 related topics within the
context of our theme. We believe that the professional
and technical papers presented here address these issues
head-on and make a substantial contribution to both
the state of the art and the state of the practice of
command and control.
To enable the
broadest range of expert opinions and views, senior
members of the government, military, commercial and
academic C2 research communities are here to share their
vision, insights, and concerns. By synthesizing the
expertise of these communities, the CCRP hopes to gain
significant insights into the operational, developmental,
and technical aspects of command and control systems.
once again are being published prior to the start of
the Symposium to help attendees make the difficult choice
of which sessions to attend and to aid in their preparation
to engage the presenters in meaningful dialogue. We
are looking forward to the presentations and hope you
will take an active part in making the Symposium a successful
We also hope that you will consider
participating in the 7th International
Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium,
"Enabling Synchronized Operations," scheduled
September 16-20, 2002 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.