simply to give emergency responders better equipment. The technologies discussed in Chapter 4 of this report allow entirely new capabilities to emerge, such as real-time decision-making ability by the on-scene command team at the crisis site. Such capabilities will enable and strengthen multidisciplinary efforts between and among the various emergency responder groups working on crisis management. These motivations are the very same ones that underlie the Army’s transformation program for the Future Force.
Finding 1-2. The Army has developed a number of capabilities that could be used by emergency responders:
Relevant technologies from the Army science and technology base;
C4ISR systems that have been developed and deployed by the Army;
An acquisition system, similar to the Army’s spiral development process, that encompasses identifying needs, funding the required technology, and developing fieldable products;
A testing and certification process for new equipment;
A network-centric operations approach;
Exercises (and supporting facilities);
Modeling and simulation capabilities; and
A process for the development and assessment of doctrine.
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