Command 2010: Answering the Call

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Coast Guard has transformed itself from a reactive, "firehouse" response environment to a more proactive one that requires sectors to actively collect information on every vessel entering U.S. ports. This article describes a new initiative called Command 2010 that closes the gap between current response capabilities and the need for persistent port and coast surveillance, information sharing and real-time decision making. To meet this objective, the Command 2010 requirements necessitate a holistic approach that transforms the entire watch. The operational requirements for Command 2010 address a broad spectrum of command center needs, including objectives for equipment, procedures, facilities and staffing. All of these items are brought together in the Command 2010 capability set, which includes three main systems: surveillance; decision and mission support; and multiagency collaboration. The Command 2010 operational requirements are being developed as part of the planning phase for a new major system acquisition. The goal is to provide decision makers with the mission support tools they need to turn awareness into action.


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  • Accession Number: 01042354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 13 2007 10:56PM