Statement of Art Cebrowski, Director, Office of Force Transformation before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Armed Services Committee, United States Senate, March 25, 2004 [open pdf - 338KB]
Art Cebrowski, Director of Office of Force Transformation, addresses the Senate Subcommittee on Strategic Forces on current space issues in the context of force transformation. He introduces the new model, "Operationally Responsive Space," which applies "the age of the small, the fast and the many" to joint military forces and space. The model's objectives include "the defining of a joint military demand function and the focus on providing joint military capabilities for our operational and tactical level commanders." After presenting a brief history of the National Security Space team, he asserts that a new model is compulsory to maintaining space superiority in a rapidly changing strategic environment. Attributes of Operationally Responsive Space include demand, high transaction rates for high speed command, launch autonomy, and a network centric focus. Cebrowski asserts that the new model will provide a test bed for larger space programs, reduce launch costs, and promote individual and institutional learning.
Office of Force Transformation, http://www.oft.osd.mil/library/library.cfm
Transformation Trends (29 Mar 2004)