Network-centric operations are about more than using networks to communicate faster. The current systems, however, focus on the big picture, neglecting the tactical, front-line user.
As Commander, Pacific Fleet, Admiral Walter Doran stated his vision for the future of joint technology:
I look forward to the day when an Air Force airman can sit down at a workstation in USS Blue Ridge [LCC-19] and go right to work without having to get used to a new display or learn new system or applications .... I expect our sailors to be able to do the same at an Air Force Operations Center. This is only possible if we dedicate ourselves to making every system "Joint First."1