Introduction to Network-Centric Warfare Technology, Systems, Tactics, and Security

Course Description

The Department of Defense has migrated toward network-centric warfare concepts, and systems that support these concepts. Commercial technologies and systems developed for the military are being combined to provide connectivity at all levels of command and operational environments. Get a practical, hands-on introduction to command and control (C2) concepts, technology, systems, tactics, and security. Get an overview of technical elements ranging from C2 software to communications systems. Develop an understanding of how technology fits within the network-centric command and control enterprise.

Course ID: DEF 2508P
Course Format: Classroom

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Who Should Attend

Engineers, technicians and managers

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop an understanding of command and control, or C2, processes and systems.

  • Build a foundation with the technical aspects of communications, networks and software systems.

  • Explore how advanced technologies enable new warfighting concepts.

  • Examine the techniques and issues related to network-centric enterprise systems engineering and test and evaluation.


  • Basic concepts and vocabulary

  • Operational paradigms in network-centric warfare

  • C2 domains and functions

  • Information systems and architectures

  • Emerging technology paradigms and their impacts in C2 (service-oriented architectures and IP convergence)

  • Operator task analysis

  • Human machine interfaces

  • Networks

  • Message standards and formats

  • Communication links and methods

  • Information security, attack and accreditation

  • Data fusion, track correlation and common pictures

  • Network centric warfare system test and evaluation

  • C2 modeling and simulation

  • Integration, successes, current shortfalls and lessons learned

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Renita Folds