C4I and Cyber Ctr Seminar Series: Empirical Support for C2 Agility Theory

Presented by:
Dr. David S. Alberts
International Command and Control Institute

Abstract:

C2 Agility Theory, if widely accepted and applied, can transform how militaries approach command and control in a wide variety of missions and environments. This presentation provides an overview of C2 Agility Theory, identifies a set of hypotheses that capture the fundamental principles of the theory, and reviews the evidence. Slides



Speaker Information:

Dr. David S. Alberts serves as the President of the International Command and Control Institute, a nonprofit organization formed exclusively for scientific and educational purposes. The Institute’s initial undertaking is to ensure that the publications and technical papers which were available on the website of the DoD CCRP remain accessible to the public. Plans are in the works for the 2016 International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium and the Call for Papers is scheduled to be released early in the fall of 2015.

Dr. Alberts has long been associated with the DoD CCRP serving since its inception as the Director, Research in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense / Networks and Information Integration (OASD/NII), previously the ASD (C3I). Previously, he held the position of Director, Advanced Concepts, Technologies, and Information Strategies (ACTIS), Deputy Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies, and the executive agent for DoD’s Command and Control Research Program. This included responsibility for the Center for Advanced Concepts and Technology (ACT) and the School of Information Warfare and Strategy (SIWS) at the National Defense University. He has had more than 30 years of experience developing and introducing leading edge technology into Private and Public Sector organizations. This extensive applied experience was augmented by a distinguished academic career in Computer Science and Operations Research and Government service in senior policy and management positions.

He has more than 30 years of experience developing and introducing leading edge technology into Private and Public Sector organizations. This extensive applied experience was augmented by a distinguished academic career in Computer Science and Operations Research and Government service in senior policy and management positions. Dr. Alberts’ experience includes serving as a CEO for a high technology firm specializing in the design and development of large, state-of-the-art computer systems (including expert, investigative, intelligence, information, and command and control systems) in both government and industry.

Dr. Alberts’ publications include a number of books: The Agility Advantage: A Survival Guide for Complex Enterprises and Endeavors, Planning: Complex Endeavors, Understanding Command and Control, Power to the Edge, Information Age Transformation, Understanding Information Age Warfare, Network Centric Warfare, Unintended Consequences of Information Age Technologies, Command Arrangements for Peace Operations, and Defensive Information Warfare.

He has also led international teams, one of which a NATO Research Group that has recently produced the NATO SAS-085 Final Report on C2 Agility which has received the 2014 NATO Scientific Achievement Award. Previous NATO groups led by Dr. Alberts have produced the C2 Maturity Model, the C2 Conceptual Reference Model, the NATO Code of Best Practice for C2 Assessment and the Code of Best Practice for Experimentation. He was focused on improving the agility of organizations and systems and issues related to Cybersecurity.

Honors include the Secretary of Defense’s Outstanding Public Service Award, Aviation Week and Space Technology’s Government/Military Laurel, and the inaugural NCW Award for Best Contribution to the Theory of NCW presented by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA).

Dr. Alberts’ academic career includes serving as first Director of the Computer Science Program at NYU and he had held professional rank posts at NYU Graduate School of Business, CUNY, and as a Research Professor at George Mason University. He had chaired numerous international and national conferences and symposia and many publications, some of which were included in tutorials given by the IEEE and other professional societies. He served as an officer in a number of professional societies and actively contributed to AIAA, MORS, TIMS, AFCEA, and ORSA. At the local level, Dr. Alberts also served as Assistant to the Commissioner, NYPD. Dr. Alberts received a Doctorate in Operations Research and a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania. His undergraduate work was at City College of New York where he received a BA in Statistics.



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Date/Time
04/17/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
C4I Center ENGR 4705