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Show simple item record Oosthuizen, Rudolph Roodt, JHS 2009-03-09T08:44:57Z 2009-03-09T08:44:57Z 2008-10
dc.identifier.citation Oosthuizen, R and Roodt, JHS. 2008. Credible defence capability: command and control at the core. Land Warfare Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 27 - 31 October, pp 9. en
dc.identifier.isbn 0642705585
dc.description Land Warfare Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 27 - 31 October 2008 en
dc.description.abstract In the acquisition environment, smart systems and equipment represent the tip of the proverbial iceberg – it takes much more to realise a credible defence capability, that is, one that comprises all components of a user system to enable a mission to be carried out effectively. A capability may be conceived of as comprising nine POSTEDFIT (Personnel, Organisation, Sustainment, Training, Equipment, Doctrine, Facilities, Information and Technology) constituent elements or dimensions. If the emphasis moves from system acquisition to capability acquisition, affordability often emerges as a problem. Capital acquisition budgets typically cater for the “E” of POSTEDFIT, neglecting to account for the cost of establishing and maintaining the other POSTEDFIT elements during upfront planning and decision making. This inevitably leads to fielding of systems and equipment without all POSTEDFIT elements being in place, resulting in an ineffective capability an ineffective insurance policy and a waste of taxpayer’s money. This paper considers some different approaches toward ensuring an effective capability whereby the POSTEDFIT framework and the principles of C2 are applied at strategic level to direct capability acquisition. A concept of maintaining capabilities at certain “readiness levels” is proposed, based on the premise of fielding a fully ready capability only when it is required (justin-time principle), as well as the time it takes to field the capability in question. An essential element of effective C2 at this level is situation awareness in the techno-political domain en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Command control en
dc.subject Defence capability en
dc.subject Cynefin en
dc.subject Capability life cycle en
dc.title Credible defence capability: command and control at the core en
dc.type Presentation en

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