This book explains what network-centric warfare is, and how it works, using concrete historical naval examples rather than the usual abstractions. It argues that navies invented this style of warfare over the last century, led by the Royal Navy, and that the wars of that century, culminating in the Cold War, show how networked warfare worked – and did not work.These wars also illustrate what net-on-net warfare means; most exponents of the new style of war assume that the United States will enjoy a monopoly on it. This account is important to all the services; it is naval because navies were the first to use network-centric approaches (the book does take national air defense into account, because air defense systems deeply influenced naval development). This approach is probably the only way a reader can get a realistic feeling for what the new style of war offers, and also for what is needed to make it work. Thus the book concentrates on the tactical picture which the network is erected to help form and to disseminate, rather than, as is usual, the communications network itself.This approach makes it possible to evaluate different possible contributions to a network-centric system, because it focuses on what the warriors using the picture really want and need.Without such a focus, the needs of networked warfare reduce simply to the desire for more and more information, delivered at greater and greater speeds. Although it concentrates on naval examples, this book is of vital importance to all the services. It is the first book about network-centric warfare to deal in concrete examples, and the first to use actual history to illuminate current operational concepts.It also offers considerable new light on the major naval battles of the World Wars, hence ought to be of intense interest to historians. For example, it offers a new way of understanding the naval revolution wrought in the pre-1914 Royal Navy by Admiral Sir John Fisher.
This book presents a framework to reconceptualize Internet governance and better manage cyber attacks. It examines the potential of polycentric regulation to increase accountability through bottom-up action. It also provides a synthesis of the current state of cybersecurity research, bringing features of cyber attacks to light and comparing and contrasting the threat to all relevant stakeholders. Throughout the book, cybersecurity is treated holistically, covering issues in law, science, economics and politics. This interdisciplinary approach is an exemplar of how strategies from different disciplines as well as the private and public sectors may cross-pollinate to enhance cybersecurity. Case studies and examples illustrate what is at stake and identify best practices. The book discusses technical issues of Internet governance and cybersecurity while presenting the material in an informal, straightforward manner. The book is designed to inform readers about the interplay of Internet governance and cybersecurity and the potential of polycentric regulation to help foster cyber peace.
With the continuous development of new technology, corresponding rules and regulations are bound to change as well. But just how much, and how quickly, becomes more and more uncertain every single day. In order to keep up with the government's legal adaptations, Recent Developments in Telecommunications Law provides you with an authoritative, insider's perspective on understanding how changes in technology, and the transitioning telecommunications network, impact FCC orders. Featuring experienced partners from law firms nationwide, this book offers you tips and tricks for counseling clients who both challenge and defend FCC orders, and helps you identify effective strategies for navigating FCC proceedings. Inside, you will find specific advice on examining rural call completion issues, protecting clients through petitions for reviews and appeals under Sections 402(a) and 402(b), and addressing the changing laws surrounding privacy and security. From outlining the net neutrality debate to monitoring the evolution of IP, cloud, and mobile technology, this book gives you expert analysis on the increased government regulation of telecommunications, as well as key strategies for educating clients on the heightened priority of regulatory compliance in this changing landscape. With this book, you will be better equipped to help your clients and hone your practice.
Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business and legal intelligence from leading C-Level executives and lawyers. Each chapter offers thought leadership and expert analysis on an industry, profession, or topic, providing a future-oriented perspective and proven strategies for success. Each author has been selected based on their experience and C-Level standing within the business and legal communities.
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The third book in the bestselling "Artech House EW 100" series is dedicated entirely to the practical aspects of electronic warfare against enemy communication. Like its predecessors, EW 103 presents a series of highly informative and easy-to-comprehend tutorials, along with insightful introductory and connective material that helps practitioners understand how each aspect fits together. From communications math, receiving systems, and signals, to communications emitter location, intercept, and jamming, this comprehensive volume covers all the key topics in the field.This title includes CD-ROM and Slide Rule! The CD-ROM contains time-saving formulas in spreadsheet format for the calculation of propagation losses, received signal strength, effective range, jamming to signal ratio and other important values. The book also comes packaged with a unique antenna and propagation slide rule for quick communication link calculations.
This casebook explores Internet Law as a coherent if organic whole — integrating the historical sweep of the global Internet’s development with both the opportunities and problems it has brought about. The book is broad and thorough enough to be the primary or sole text for a variety of Internet-related courses, while deep enough to bring students through the important nuances of such doctrinal topics as copyright, privacy and jurisdiction without assuming any particular prior exposure to these subfields