Among members of the Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Battle Group during Operation Enduring Freedom, information had to be transmitted with near-real-time speed. "The Web is the brief"—the mantra of Battle Group Commander Rear Admiral Thomas E. Zelibor, here on the Carl Vinson 's flight deck in November 2001—helped drive the knowledge-Web culture through the ranks of the battle group and battle force, connecting people with information as never before.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has said that transformation shows "a revolution in military affairs is about more than building new high-tech weapons. . . . It's also about new ways of thinking, and new ways of fighting." 1 In Washington, D.C., transformation of the military preoccupies senior officers, media outlets, congressional military experts, and think-tank analysts. But what about the men and women in the fleet? Is transformation a part of their daily lives?