1994 Brief to the National Research Council Review of the Army Multi-Billion Dollar Future Communications Architecture UPDATED Full Text Online + References

Army Communications

18 Page Brief at OSS.Net

It was a privilege to be asked by the National Research Council to comment on the U.S. Army’s multi-billion dollar future communications architecture.  I noticed immediately that the entire program assumed self-generated bits and bytes and made no provision, ZERO PROVISION, for acquiring and making sense of external information from anyone outside the DoD “grid.”

As a Marine familiar with how our arriving Marines could not communicate with the US Embassy they were coming to save, and as a CEO newly familiar with the plethora of open sources relevant to the real world of operations other than war (OOTW) and what is now called Irregular Warfare (IRWF), I considered my contribution valuable.

They did not.  As with all other early warnings from myself and many others in the 1980′s and 1990′s, “the Borg” just kept on marching along, oblivous to the real world and the known future requirements.

PDF (18 Pages): 1994 NRC Army Communications

Full Briefing Below the Line

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Phi Beta Iota: It is with real sadness that we observe how so many of the C4I recommendations made in the early 1990′s for the future are still valid today, i.e. precisely the same deficiencies continue to exist, they just cost a great deal more to ignore. It’s never too late to do the right thing.

See Especially:

2014 Robert Steele: Appraisal of Analytic Foundations – Email Provided, Feedback Solicited – UPDATED

1990 Expeditionary Environment Analytic Model

GEOINT State of the World

Mini-Me: US Army DCGS-A Failures — and Palantir Keeps Trying to Over-Sell Its Shallow Pit

Robert Steele: Why Big Data is Stillborn (for Now) + Comments from EIN Technical Council

Steele C4I @ Phi Beta Iota

See Also:

Army CSA @ Phi Beta Iota

Cyber RECAP @ Phi Beta Iota

Human Factor @ Phi Beta Iota

HUMINT @ Phi Beta Iota

Paul Strassmann @ Phi Beta Iota

2014 Intelligence Reform (Robert Steele)

1976-2013: Analytic, Methodological, & Technical Models 2.1

1957+ Story Board: Peace & Prosperity Through Ethical Evidence-Based Decision-Support — Analytic Sources, Models, Tools, & Tradecraft