Workshop Report/Summary

Accurate and timely environmental information can provide a tactical advantage to U.S. naval forces during warfare. During the last three centuries, the U.S. Navy has placed an emphasis on understanding and characterizing their surroundings. In recent decades, the development and implementation of multifaceted weapons systems have driven the need for accurate environmental information. This report analyzes the current environmental information system used by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps and recommends ways to address uncertainty and leverage network-centric operating principles to enhance the U.S. Navy's ability to meet its need for timely and accurate environmental information about the battleground.