Each of these items is discussed below in the context of DOD implementation of these principles. Metrics for the management measurement system are addressed in section 4.6.
As noted in Chapter 1, Joint Vision 2010 reflects the top-level vision in the DOD of what is possible through the exploitation of C4I technology, and the services have each translated this top-level vision into a service-specific vision.
Today, the culture of the DOD regarding C4I systems and capabilities is in a state of transition, with senior military leadership becoming more broadly aware of information technology as an evolutionary force in doctrine and operations. This evolution is characterized by changes in doctrine, growth in new descriptive terminology, and substantial leadership investment in awareness. In short, the committee believes that the DOD has performed reasonably well in articulating a vision for the future.
In the course of its work, the committee encountered a number of efforts aimed at refining and quantifying the vision of advanced C4I systems and at learning and capturing the creative energies of the services and numerous supporting industries; these efforts included some of the exercises and experiments of several services, and demonstrations such as the Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstrations. The DOD leadership has also approved a number of recent concept studies and organizations that aim to better understand and, where possible, quantify the contributions to military effectiveness that can be realized from effectively exploiting information technology. So-called ''battle labs," along with numerous simulations, experiments, tests, and exercises, have contributed to a body of significant knowledge regarding the utility of advanced C4I systems. The committee found a large number of overlay offices and processes aimed at achieving jointness and interoperability, indicating at least some significant organizational acknowledgment of these matters.
Nevertheless, as is often the case in the evolution of any large enterprise, DOD's doctrinal and technical visionaries are far ahead of DOD's