Network-Centric Warfare

Network-centric warfare, also called network-centric operations[1] or net-centric warfare, is a military doctrine or theory of war that seeks to translate an information advantage, enabled in part by information technology, into a competitive advantage through the robust computer networking of well informed geographically dispersed forces. It is based on ideas of marshal of USSR Nikolai Ogarkov, set out by him in early 1980s.[2] It was pioneered by the United States Department of Defense in the 1990s.... Network centric warfare can trace its immediate origins to 1996 when Admiral William Owens introduced the concept of a 'system of systems' in a paper published by the Institute for National Security Studies.... Network centric warfare is criticized by proponents of Fourth Generation Warfare (4GW (FourGW)) doctrine.

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