NETWORK-CENTRIC UNDERSEA WARFARE (NCUW) WORKSHOP
Naval Postgraduate School
8-10 July 1998
in collaboration with
Naval War College
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
Background: Network-centric warfare is rapidly becoming a reality in the Navy driven by the confluence of information technologies and the need for timely accurate and effective information sharing between warfighting elements. There is a growing recognition in the Navy that the commitment and progress seen in building the IT21 network infrastructure must be accompanied by a similar effort to develop the appropriate network based warfare applications in realizing the full military utility offered by the new information technologies. A pioneering first step in USW is to convene a workshop where members of the Fleet, academia, and technology development communities can collectively articulate the understandings and concepts associated with integrating USW into network centric warfare consistent with Joint Vision 2010.
Workshop Objective: Convene the Navy USW community as an initial step to explore and develop common understandings, concepts and applications of USW conducted in an environment of networked sensors, shooters and decision makers consistent with the Navys Joint Vision 2010. The results of the workshop will provide potential inputs for wargame and doctrine development; Fleet Battle Experiment planning; technology development, integration and transition.
Participants: Invited participants will include representatives from the following organizations:
NPS SUBLANT NSWC DD21 C4I CNO N62
NWC SUBPAC NAWC TSC/ASWOC CNO N84
PACFLT CUS NUWC 20/30/34/60 CNO N863
C3F SWDG SSC/SD CNO N874
C2F CTF 12 ONI A&T
DESRON 15 CTF 84 JHU/APL MAI
DESRON 31 SSG CNO N6 NAVSEA - 05
DEVRON 12 VX1 PEO-USW ASTO ONR
SURFPAC SURFLANT PMS 401 PMS 411
Registration: Registration for the workshop will be done via the NPS Internet Web Sitehttp://www.stl.nps.navy.mil/~brutzman/ncuw
The registration deadline is 17 June 1998. A registration fee of (nominal amount TBD) will be collected at check-in, 0800-0900, 8 July. Directions and hotel information will be provided on the workshop website.
Workshop Preparation: Preparatory background informational reading on network centric warfare topics are being compiled and will be available on the workshop website. Additional reference material will be provided as handouts at the workshop as required.
Security: Security level for the workshop will be UNCLASSIFIED.
Planning POCs: Jim Eagle, email@example.com, 408-656-2654; CDR Sweitzer,firstname.lastname@example.org, 401-841-6487; Ray Christian, email@example.com, 401-832-8534.