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History of the ICCRTS

In 1995, the Command and Control Research Program (CCRP), within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, held the first International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS). This meeting built on a series of events established during the 1970s by the Office of Naval Research and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that brought together interested researchers to exchange ideas on command and control (C2), its measurement and assessment, and the impact of new technologies on the C2 processes.

This initial meeting was modest in size (63 participants) and included only a handful of non-U.S. participants. Subsequent international meetings have been held both in the U.S. and outside the U.S. in the United Kingdom (1996, 2006), Sweden (1998), Australia (2000), Canada (2002), and Denmark (2004). Participation has grown substantially, to include hundreds of participants from dozens of nations. Equally important, the ICCRTS has developed into the meeting where the best C2 analysts from around the world exchange ideas about the state-of-the-art and seek to influence the state-of-the-practice. The ICCRTS has become a preferred meeting place for professional researchers, academics, active duty and reserve officers, and policy makers.

The ICCRTS has consistently focused on leading-edge issues involving (a) new concepts in C2 (b) new technologies and their potential impact on C2, and (c) feedback and evidence from experiments, exercises, and real-world operations. This Symposium is an important forum for discussion of Agility, Focus, and Convergence; Network Centric Operations; Effects-Based Approaches to Operations; Transformation; Edge Organizations; and other important emerging ideas. It has also been a focal point for examination of coalition C2 issues and for examining the role of the military in reconstruction, humanitarian, and peace operations.


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