Over the past decade, the Command and Control (C2) field has been making a transformation from top-down, directive command to Network Centric Operations (NCO), peer-to-peer negation, self-synchronization, and agility. As the terms NCO and NEC suggest, C2 systems are regarded as networks, rather than a hierarchy. Accordingly, it is appropriate to view the C2 process and C2 systems through the lens of network theory.
Network Topology in Command and Control: Organization, Operation, and Evolution aims to connect the fields of C2 and network science. Featuring timely research on topics pertaining to the C2 network evolution, security, and modeling, this publication is ideal for reference use by students, academicians, and security professionals in the fields of C2 and network science.
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Researchers in computer science and engineering, mathematics, the physical sciences, and other fields explore the intersection between network science and command and control in a way they intend to be accessible to readers in each field. The topics include shaping comprehensive emergency response networks, modeling command and control in networks, formalized ontology for representing command and control systems as layered networks, improving command and control effectiveness based on robust connectivity, complex adaptive information networks for defence, and cyber security in tactical network infrastructure for command and control.
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