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This issue of NECWORKS continues our approach of bringing together insight and experience from military, academic, industry and consulting authors around the world. In this issue we consider the founding structures of NEC and NCW: typically the technology, but also some of the assumptions made about the way the networks are procured, operated and used.

The various authors look at current approaches in defence and compare
experiences in commercial organisations; they also consider the pace of technological change and how this can be realistically harnessed in a defence context.

Articles include:

  • Operations with NEC – General Sir Mike Jackson, PA Consulting Group 

  • Evolution and design in human systems – Professor Karen Carr, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

  • Applying an architectural approach to enable NEC across the Medium Weight Capability – PA Consulting Group

  • Agile acquisition – balancing procurement risk and procurement speed – Bill Hodson, Tenet Technology Ltd

  • Deploying new core networking capability: lessons from the telecommunications industry – PA Consulting Group

  • Interview with Commodore Phil Jones

  • Exploring the measurement of successful information exploitation – PA Consulting Group

  • Network-centric operations: getting 'IT' right – Kevin J Cogan and Dr Jeffrey L Groh, US Army War College

  • Leadership in the NEC environment: who will make it work? – Brigadier Mike Lithgow, UK MOD (Retired)

  • Riding the wave of technological change – PA Consulting Group

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