The next generation of command-and-control capabilities for the U.S. Navy will not be manufactured or built—it will be "composed." The so-called Composeable ForceNet concept provides a command-and-control capability that far exceeds previous "systems" with respect to:
* Rapid response to new threats and situations
* Multiple command level integration
* Increased speed of action
* Improved man-machine interfaces
* Enhanced information availability
Composeable ForceNet has been established using Web services concepts, wherein a picture of the operating area is developed that can employ a variety of maps or charts to represent a specific operating area or almost any area of interest, or browsers to access documents or images, or various types of temporal information. Any of the information (or links to it)—geographic points, targets, friendly forces, and so on-can be superimposed on the representation. But each point also is an icon in the context of a Web page."