CEC Theses and Dissertations

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Date of Award

2009

Document Type

Dissertation - NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems (DISS)

Department

Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

Advisor

John Scigliano

Committee Member

Easwar Nyshadham

Committee Member

Peixiang Liu

Abstract

The purpose and content of this work are to explore the proper strategy on how to deploy multi-service mobile net centric warfare, or FORCEnet, the Navy's concept for Net Centric Warfare. In this research, the author examined where the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) fits into this vision and how it is mobile and multi-service compatible. It also explored how low-cost commercial approaches such as IEEE 802.11 wireless local area network technologies can be implemented as a joint notion of Net Centric Warfare in terms of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The problem investigated in this study was to evaluate what cost savings and/or efficiencies were achieved by organizing and transitioning from a traditional network operation center to a managed services operation in the development of a wireless local area network (LAN) in a military setting. The military needs a road map on how to deploy wireless networks in a secure, supportable, and usable fashion that is in concert with the core mission of the military business requirements, i.e., a service oriented architecture. The research took place at several naval bases in San Diego. The methodology included the "case study," as described by Robert Yin (2003), and the systems development life cycle (SDLC). The expectation of the researcher in this study is the development of a managed services operation in the creation of a wireless LAN on a military base.

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