Ever since the late half of the 1770s, the U.S. Navy’s commanding officers have operated around the world and around the clock. They do so often under austere conditions, always mindful of the dangers posed by enemies and dynamic physical environments. Action-oriented COs must exercise authority over their sailors and other assigned and attached combat forces in a prompt, sustained, and effective manner. The Navy’s Information Dominance Corps and its partners work to ensure that these leaders have the technological basis they need for today’s military operations and warfighting scenarios, as sophisticated state and non-state actors seek to gain control of not only the physical realm, but also the increasingly important cyber and electromagnetic (EM) domains. Our capstone tchnological capability, enabled by battlespace awareness and integrated fires, is what we call Assured Command and Control (C2).
Equipping Commanders in the Information Age
The development and implementation of ‘Assured C2’ capabilities mean that naval officers can have confidence in any operating environment, whether physical or virtual.
By Matthew Swartz and Captain Christopher Page, U.S. Navy