Netcentricity takes center stage

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The Defense Department's plans for network-centric battle got the four-star treatment last month during a two-day conference, Net-centric Operations 2003, in Vienna, Va.

The conference, presented by the Association for Enterprise Integration and the National Defense Industrial Association, featured panel discussions and workshops on the essential elements of netcentricity.

In this picture, Air Force Lt. Gen. Bruce Carlson chats with Stanley D. Howard of L3 Communications Corp. of New York.

GCN photos by Henrik G. DeGyor
Deputy CIO Priscilla Guthrie explains the foundation needed for net-centric operations.
Defense CIO John Stenbit talks about departmentwide architecture efforts.
Vice Adm. Richard W. Mayo, commander of the Naval Network Warfare Command, details the service's latest network plans.
Lt. Gen. John Riggs, director of the Objective Force Task Force, describes the key elements for efficient battlefield communications.
Lt. Gen. Joseph Kellogg, director of command, control, communications and computers for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, takes part in a session dubbed "Reality Check: Getting the Requirements Right for NCO."

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