Furthermore, recent government legislation (e.g., the Information Technology
Management Reform Act [ITMRA], also known as the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, and
the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 [GPRA]) is placing more
emphasis on the need to pursue interoperable, integrated, and cost-effective business
practices and capabilities within each organization and across DoD, particularly with
respect to information technology. Together, the ITMRA and GPRA serve to codify the
efficiency, interoperability, and leveraging goals being pursued by the Unified
Commands, Services, and Agencies of DoD.
In 1995, DoD chartered a C4ISR Integration Task Force (ITF) comprised of the major
Command, Service, and Agency stakeholders to define and develop better means and
processes to ensure C4ISR capabilities most effectively meet warfighter needs. The ITF
met that tasking by developing actionable recommendations to improve the key DoD
processes (e.g., architectures, requirements, resource allocation, acquisition) that impact
the ability of C4ISR to support warfighters and decision makers effectively.
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In order to achieve the dominant battlespace awareness called for in Joint Vision 2010,
today’s fragmented Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) development processes must become more
focused, efficient, and effective. The objective must be a joint C4ISR capability that is
integrated, interoperable, efficient, and meets today’s demanding mission needs.