Chapter III. Technology Transition
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

E. Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)

In future conflicts, information technologies will play a critical role in achieving the dominance we seek. That presents several challenges. We must develop the communications, sensors, and computing systems to capture, synthesize, and distribute near-real-time information to all levels of operations.

William J. Perry
Secretary of Defense