Recommendation 1c: In order to implement its investment strategy in NSTE, the Army should organize a center for NSTE (NSTEC) with a mission to:
Strengthen the theoretical underpinnings of network science;
Conduct basic research on how and why biological and social (non-physical) networks function and determine their applications to military networks;
Manage activities in network science research, technology development, and experimentation for the Army;
Focus science and technology (S&T) investments to enable network-centric operations and warfare;
Focus applied S&T to enable social networks important to Army operations; and
Enable development of network science applications and facilitate their transition to Army and joint operations.