Press Release Summary = For 2006, the CCRP has produced three new titles, all of which are available for download in PDF format from the CCRP website (www.dodccrp.org) for free.
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The U.S. Department of Defense's Command and Control Research Program (CCRP) (www.dodccrp.org) is an active publisher of works on current defense theories and topics, including Network Centric Warfare, experimentation, effects based approaches, coalition peace operations, power to the edge, complexity theory, and organizational agility. CCRP publications are distributed around the world and have been used as classroom texts for many years.
For 2006, the CCRP has produced three new titles, all of which are available for download in PDF format from the CCRP website (www.dodccrp.org) for free. The first title is currently available in paperback, and the second two titles will be available in paperback by the end of this year.
Planned publications for 2007 include books on planning, complexity, systems of systems, and experimentation.
Currently the CCRP offers 39 titles for download, including frequently taught texts such as "Network Centric Warfare" (1999), "Understanding Information Age Warfare" (2001), "Effects-Based Operations" (2002), "The Code of Best Practice for Experimentation" (2002), "Power to the Edge" (2003), and "Complexity Theory and Network Centric Warfare" (2003).
Fourteen titles are currently available in paperback, which may be ordered from the website free of charge (shipping fees to addresses outside North America will be charged; see the website for more details).
In addition to books, the CCRP website also offers thousands of technical papers presented at the ICCRTS conferences held each year.
UNDERSTANDING COMMAND AND CONTROL David S. Alberts and Richard E. Hayes (CCRP, 2006)
Understanding Command and Control is the first in a new series of CCRP Publications that will explore the future of Command and Control. This book begins at the beginning: focusing on the problem(s) Command and Control was designed (and has evolved) to solve. It is only by changing the focus from what Command and Control is to why Command and Control is that we will place ourselves in a position to move on.
COMPLEXITY, NETWORKING, AND EFFECTS-BASED APPROACHES TO OPERATIONS Edward A. Smith (CCRP, 2006)
This second CCRP publication on effects-based approaches to operations begins with a detailed description of the problem that effects-based approaches are thought to address and explains why effects-based approaches are so important to understand and to be able to do. Ed Smith recounts his experiences as a naval officer and the complex problems he encountered that convinced him of the need for effects-based approaches and the improved infostructure needed to support them. This book will make effects-based approaches more understandable to many and thus will hasten the day when we will be better able to conduct effects-based operations, a capability much needed in our century.
THE LOGIC OF WARFIGHTING EXPERIMENTS Richard A. Kass (CCRP, 2006)
Experimentation has proven itself in science and technology, yielding dramatic advances. Can we apply the same experiment methods to the military transformation process? Can the same experiment methods achieve similar advances in military effectiveness? The thesis of this book is that robust experimentation methods from the sciences can be adapted and applied to military experimentation and will provide the foundation for continual advancement in military effectiveness.
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