13 October 1998
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---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 17:26:13 -0400 From: AFCEA Professional Development Center <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: c4i-pro AFCEA course Command, Control & Communications AFCEA Course 101BV Command, Control and Communications November 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 1998 This course is classified SECRET (U.S. Citizens Only). CEU=3.0 Fees: Government Personnel $990 Industry $1,395 Location: AFCEA International Headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia The importance of effective command, control and communications to our national security grows. This course develops C3 in the context of the military missions it is designed to support. Starting with a basic model of the command and control process, it discusses how C3 is conducted at the strategic, operational and tactical levels. OBJECTIVE The primary objective of the course is to provide a mission-oriented framework that will give the student a better total perspective of C3, a thorough understanding of strategic, theater, and tactical C3 processes and systems. WHO SHOULD ATTEND This course is designed to meet the needs of professionals who need a broad, current overview of the total C3 area with sufficient depth to provide insight into the major underlying technical, programmatic, architectural, and institutional issues. Prior audiences have included military and industrial planners, systems analysts and engineers, C3 staffs, program managers, and decision makers. These audiences have consistently rated the course as "excellent". COURSE OUTLINE: Command, Control and Communications OVERVIEW OF C3 Context of C2 C2 Process Model C3 System Elements C3 Architectures; Functional, Physical, System and Operational Architectures C4I FOR THE WARRIOR AND THE GLOBAL COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM Fused, Real-Time Picture of Battlespace Global Infosphere GLOBAL COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM GCCS System Overview Applications Intelligence and Communications Support to GCCS STRATEGIC C3 Mission Capability Objectives and Nature of the Challenge Strategic Nuclear Policy Strategic Force Capabilities, C3 Implications The Threat Strategic C3 Systems Surveillance and Warning (Attack Warning and Attack Assessment Systems, BMEWS, PAVE PAWS) C2 Command Centers (National Military Command System, NORAD) Communications CINC COMMAND, CONTROL, AND COMMUNICATIONS (C3) Geographic CINCs EUCOM PACOM CENTCOM ACOM SOUTHCOM Functional CINCs STRATCOM SPACECOM SOCOM TRANSCOM C3 FOR THE ARMY OPERATIONS Army Command and Control Systems Army Enterprise Strategy and Implementation Plan Army Tactical Command and Control System Communications (TRI-TAC, Mobile Subscriber Equipment, SINCGARS, Army Data Distribution System) Digitization of the Battlefield THEATER AIR CONTROL The Environment The Operational Environment The Threat Environment The Structure for Air C2 The Process for Air C2 Working the Process The Tactical Air Control System (TACS) Air Missions and Procedures Needs, Improvements and Trends Sensors ATARS, AWACS, JSTARS, TPS-75 Communications SATCOM, TRI-TAC, Have Quick, SINCGARS Systems and Elements MCE, CTAPS, ABCCC Unit Level Automation Theater Missile Defense SEW and C4I FOR NAVAL OPERATIONS Mission Capability Objectives and Nature of the Challenge Naval Missions; Allied, Adversary Operational Environment (Context, Threat) C4I System Drivers Force Structures Mission Command Structures Combat System Support SEW and C4I Capability Analysis SEW and Copernicus Navy Command and Control System (NCCS) Combat System Programs INFO System Programs SEW, C4I and Combat System Projects NTCS Cooperative Engagement Initiatives CSS/(IC)2/DTC's SSN C2 Challenge System Engineering and Integration, Copernicus Implementation MILITARY SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Context Current Milsatcom Systems Defense Satellite Communications Systems (DSCS) FLTSATCOM, LEASAT, UHF Follow-on MILSTAR Commercial Satellites GBS Future Military Satellite System Architecture INFORMATION WARFARE Overview of the Threat Defensive Information Warfare Offensive Information Warfare COMMUNICATIONS LESSONS LEARNED JUST CAUSE DESERT STORM SOMALIA, HAITI, BOSNIA Lecturers Dr. Harry L. Van Trees Course Coordinator and Lecturer Dr. Harry L. Van Trees is Distinguished Professor of Information Technology, Electrical, and Systems Engineering and Director of the Center of Excellence in C3I at George Mason University. He was previously President of M/A-COM Government Systems. Prior to that he has served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (C3I) and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense (C3I). Previous experience includes Chief Scientist, U.S. Air Force; Assistant Vice President, Advanced Systems, Communications Satellite Corporation; Associate Director and Chief Scientist, Defense Communications Agency. He was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1961-1972. Rear Admiral Ronald C. Wilgenbusch, USN, (Ret.)s last assignment in the Navy was the Program Director for Information Transfer Systems at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. He commanded major communications stations in Spain and Italy, an ocean mine sweeper and the USS John Hancock. He is now a consultant in Vienna, Virginia. Dr. Alexander Levis is currently Professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at the School of Information Technology and Engineering of George Mason University where he heads the C3 Architectures Laboratory of the C3I Center. Officers and senior civilians from various government organizations will participate. To register, visit our web site at: www.afcea.org and click on Courses. For further information, call 800/336-4583, ext. 6135 or 6137 or 703/631-6135 or 6137.