"The Functional Concept is viewed as a critical step in delivering fast and agile Naval Forces for the future. It sets in motion a new era for Navy and Marine Corps operations, one where networks will move and share information to provide unprecedented situational awareness, firepower and seamless alignment with joint and coalition forces. The functional concept identifies 15 capabilities which the Navy and Marine Corps will use to build the supporting architecture, doctrine, organization, training and supporting systems for FORCEnet. The concept serves as the naval command and control component of Sea Power 21 and expeditionary warfare The FORCEnet Functional Concept was developed under the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process; derived directly from the Naval Operating Concept (2015-2020) for Joint Operations. It fully supports the Department of the Navy vision of Naval Power 21 and the supporting strategies of Sea Power 21 and Marine Corps Strategy 21."
CHIPS - The Department of the Navy Information Technology Magazine (April-June 2005), p.33-34