"Understanding Command and Control' is the first in a new series of CCRP Publications that will explore the future of Command and Control. A major discontinuity that will need to be addressed head on will be the definition of the words themselves. This is because the way that these words have been defined drastically limits the available solution space and points us in the wrong direction. This book begins at the beginning: focusing on the problem(s) Command and Control was designed (and has evolved) to solve. It is only by changing the focus from what Command and Control is to why Command and Control is that we will place ourselves in a position to move on."