DOD CCRP announces new publications for 2006

Released on = November 22, 2006, 8:37 am

Press Release Author = CCRP

Industry = Government

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
( for free.


The U.S. Department of Defense's Command and Control Research Program (CCRP)
( 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 ( 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.

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.

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.

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.

For more information visit or contact

Web Site =

Contact Details = Joseph Lewis

  • Printer Friendly Format
  • Back to previous page...
  • Back to home page...
  • Submit your press releases...