IT-related Challenges Facing the Bulgarian Armed Forces and Their Performance Related Impact

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 6, p.23-29 (2001)

Keywords:

C4 project management, Chief Information Officer, command and control, Interoperability, NATO enlargement.

Abstract:

Development of information technology provides both challenges and opportunities for defense and security. The implementation of an advanced information technology for modernization of all infrastructures of the Bulgarian Armed Forces is essential. It strongly affects defense policy, doctrines, organizations and command, control, communications and information systems. Furthermore, it is required to support Bulgarian government to speed up defense reform in order to achieve the political goal of NATO membership. Information technology will be critical because modernization over the next year is crucial for Bulgaria to be timely prepared for the second wave of NATO enlargement.
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