Army Science and Technology for Homeland Security: Report 2 -- C4ISR

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National Academies Press, Aug 3, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 170 pages
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Shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Army asked the National Research Council (NRC) for a series of reports on how science and technology could assist the Army meet its Homeland defense obligations. The first report, Science and Technology for Army Homeland Security‚€"Report 1, presented a survey of a road range of technologies and recommended applying Future Force technologies to homeland security wherever possible. In particular, the report noted that the Army should play a major role in providing emergency command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities and that the technology and architecture needed for homeland security C4ISR was compatible with that of the Army‚€™s Future Force. This second report focuses on C4ISR and how it can facilitate the Army‚€™s efforts to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and emergency responders meet a catastrophic event.

 

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Contents

Executive Summary
1
1 Introduction
14
2 Capabilities for the Armys Future Force
33
3 Capabilities for Emergency Responders
42
4 Defense Technologies for Homeland Security
65
5 Potential for Collaboration Between the Army and the Department of Homeland Security
93
6 Complete List of Findings Conclusions and Recommendations
107
Appendixes
113
Appendix A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
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Appendix B Committee Meetings
124
Appendix C Organizational Structure of the Army
128
Appendix D Army Acquisition System
133
Appendix E C4ISR Capabilities for the Future Force
137
Appendix F C4ISR Capabilities for Civilian Emergency Responders
142
Appendix G Criteria for Technology Readiness Levels
146
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