Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence: Evolvement of Concept and Terminology
In military jargon C3I stands for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence. Over the time the vast terminology has evolved in the military to describe Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence concept. The most popular terms are:
- C2I Command, Control & Intelligence
- C2ISR C2I plus Surveillance and Reconnaissance
- C2ISTAR C2 plus ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance)
- C3 Command, Control & Communications
- C3I Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence
- C3ISTAR C3 plus ISTAR
- C4 Command, Control, Communications and Computers
- C4I2 Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, and Interoperability
- C4ISTAR C4 plus ISTAR
- C5 Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Collaboration
- C5I Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Collaboration and Intelligence
- C5ISTAR C5 plus ISTAR
Migration of Concept to Civilian Domains
The trend we see now is migration of C3I concept into enterprise, business, marketing and social media domains. The very idea of a command and control center that operates as the HQ's dispatch center, business intelligence monitoring center, coordination office and media press room all in one, is built on the same principles, along the same major objectives and functionality both for military and civilian worlds:
- Command: The exercise of authority based upon certain knowledge to attain an objective.
- Control: The process of verifying and correcting activity such that the objective or goal of command is accomplished.
- Communication: Ability to exercise the necessary liaison to exercise effective command between tactical or strategic units to command.
- Intelligence: Includes collection as well as analysis and distribution of information.
The workshop will be held on June 8-10, 2015, in the building of International Maritime Organization (IMO), London. Workshop participants will learn how to apply C3I concept in businees, marketing and media.