Open Architecture The Critical Network-Centric Warfare Enabler

Rushton, Richard T.
July 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2004, Vol. 130 Issue 7, p38
Conference Proceeding
The modern battlefield demands network-centric warfare and open architecture is its most critical enabler. The family of integrated combat systems the U.S. Navy has in service and is developing, is being transformed to embrace modern open architecture. Essentially, open architecture is a new approach to acquiring and managing software components, taking advantage of standards-based computing technologies from the commercial off-the-shelf market. Increasing computer processor speeds drive both affordability and sustainability of computing hardware.


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