In this report, "the Task Force was asked to assess the requirements for military operations in a net-centric environment, the use of a single autonomous agency as one mechanism to achieving interoperability, a standards-only approach allowing independent development and the development of a virtual test, integration and certification capability to assure interoperability. In doing so the Task Force was cognizant of the multiple organizations (Military Departments, domestic support operations, coalition partners and non-traditional partners) involved in DOD operations. The final report addresses the Terms of Reference tasking and provides findings and recommendations that recognize our shift from 'network enabled to network dependent' and the criticality in creating an interoperable net-centric environment that is necessary for national security. The report proposes a 500-day action plan which first establishes the governance system and the subsequent actions toward implementation of the Task Force recommendations."
Defense Science Board: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/