Doctrine for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Systems Support to Joint Operations [open pdf - 1016KB]
"This publication is the keystone document for the command, control, communications, and computer (C4) systems series of publications. Subordinate publications provide more detailed technical discussions of C4 systems. This publication identifies approved doctrine for C4 systems support to joint operations and outlines the responsibilities of Services, agencies, and combatant commands with respect to ensuring effective C4 support to commanders. It addresses how C4 systems support the commanders of joint forces in the conduct of joint operations, including, in general terms, how systems are to be configured, deployed, and employed. This document describes the role of command, control, communications, and computer (C4) systems; outlines the objectives and components; provides basic C4 systems principles; explains C4 systems configuration and infrastructure; discusses the planning process and employment responsibilities; outlines joint and multinational standardization and procedures; and covers the global C4 infrastructure."
Joint Pub 6-0