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DOD list of Force Transformation case studies.

On March 31, 2004, the Defense Department's Office of Force Transformation commissioned a number of "case studies" to determine the military's ability to conduct network-centric operations. Several are due to be completed during the summer of 2004. Others, focused on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, are scheduled for February 2005.

Case Studies

To date, one case study is complete, six are ongoing, and four are planned. The six ongoing case studies are scheduled to be ready for final review in July, 2004. The four planned case studies have a tentative completion date of February, 2005.

COMPLETED

Air-to-Air Mission

This case study explored in detail the increased mission effectiveness that USAF F-15Cs employing data links achieved in comparison to F-15Cs using voice only communications. This case study is currently available in PowerPoint format only.

ONGOING

These case studies are supported by a select team of scientists, engineers, and military operators from throughout the international defense community.

Command and Control of Networked Forces: CTF-50 During Operation Enduring Freedom

This case study explores how Commander, Task Force 50 (CTF-50) during Operation Enduring Freedom employed innovative, network-enabled C2 capabilities. Phase I of this case study is complete. A draft final report has been developed and is currently out for review and comment. In December, 2003 the case study findings were briefed to Navy Rear Adm. Zelibor, commander of Task Force 50. He concurred with the findings and approved this case study for general distribution. Final draft is currently under review.

Special Operations Forces

This case study explores how Navy Special Warfare Group One is employing network-centric warfare capabilities in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the Global War on Terrorism.

Air-to-Ground

This case study explores the impact to date of the deployment of a variety of networking and digitization technologies by air and ground forces on the Air-to-Ground mission. Data for this case study draw from tests, exercises, and combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Ground Maneuver-Stryker Brigade Combat Team

This case study explores how the U.S. Army's Stryker Brigade Combat Teams combine advanced networked enabled C2 capabilities and innovative tactics, techniques, and procedures to improve mission effectiveness.

Coalition Network Centric Operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom

This case study examines how U.K. Ground Forces employed network-enabled Blue Force Tracking Capabilities during Operation TELIC (U.K. support to Operation Iraqi Freedom). This case study is a collaborative effort between the DoD Office of Force Transformation and the U.K.Ministry of Defence and is co-funded by both departments.

Network Enabled Coalition Military Operations

This case study investigates the impact of network-enabled C2 capabilities on coalition military operations by examining in depth the insights and lessons learned by:

* ACE (Allied Command Europe) Mobile Force (Land) during employment of Immediate Reaction Task Force (Land)

* Multi-national forces during NATO Operation Amber Fox, which facilitated the first democratic elections in Macedonia

* 1st German Netherlands Corps operating as International Stabilization Force 3 in Afghanistan.

ONGOING

These case studies are currently ongoing with a tentative completion date of February 2005.

Networked Air-Ground Operations: Operation Iraqi Freedom

This classified case study examines how networked air, Special Operations, and ground forces operated in Western Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Ground Maneuver: V (U.S.) Corps and 3rd (U.S.) Infantry Division in Operation Iraqi Freedom

The U.S. Army War College's Center for Information in Warfare will perform this case study on how the V (U.S.) Corps and 3rd (U.S.) Infantry Division employed network-enabled C2 capabilities during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Application of Network Centric Operations in Stability and Restoration Operations This case study examines how network-centric operations can support stability and restoration operations.

PLANNING PHASE

Application of Network-Centric Operations in Crises Management: Insights from the Asian SARS Crisis

This case study, conducted in collaboration with the Singapore Ministry of Defence, explores how the Government of Singapore employed network-centric operations concepts in dealing with the outbreak of SARS in 2003.

Networked Based Defense: Strategic Analysis of Information Age Transformation

This case study examines how Sweden's leadership apply the concepts of network-centric operations to size, shape, and change their armed forces to more effectively deal with the challenges of the information age. This case study will be performed in collaboration with the Swedish Ministry of Defense.

Editor's note: To learn more about the programs/initiatives of DoD's Office of Force Transformation, visit the

Office of Force Transformation Web site at <http://www.oft.osd.mil/>.
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