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					Chief of Naval Operations
 Strategic Studies Group
           XXVI




       October 2006
        For Official Use Only   1
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                   SSG History
• 1981 - Formed by Admiral Thomas Hayward
   – To develop future naval leaders versed in strategic
     concepts and their implications for naval warfighting

• 1995 - Redefined by Admiral Mike Boorda
   – To develop revolutionary warfighting concepts
   – Tasked very broadly by the CNO
   – Tasked to Develop a Road Map
   – Added “semi-permanent” Systems Analysts,
     Scientists/Technologists, Science Advisor




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                  SSG Charter


• Identify warfare challenges within theme provided
  by the CNO
• Explore innovations in naval warfighting
• Generate warfighting concepts
• Underpin concepts with technologies and
  preliminary analyses
• Make recommendations to the CNO




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        SSG XXVI Composition
• Direct Report to Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
• Director ADM James Hogg, USN (Ret)
• CNO Fellows (9)
• Associate Fellows (13)
• Systems Analysts (4)
• Technologists/Scientists (4)
• Science Advisor
• Intelligence Officer and Information Officer



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        Context for Discussion

•Eleven years of experimentation
•An operational and warfighting concept
 generation center
•A mixture of top quality professionals
 that have operational experience,
 scientific and technical expertise,
 academic credentials, and “that spark”


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              SSG Environment

• Real work is done in Concept Teams (4-7 people)
• Remove all possible constraints
• Challenge people’s perceptions
• Protect the Group from interference
• Help discovery of insights for themselves through
  active participation in the process




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       SSG XV through SSG XIX

•SSG XV through XVII – Warfighting
 Concepts in Wide Variety of Areas;
 Foundations for SSG XVIII and Beyond
•SSG XVIII – Sea Strike: Attacking Land
 Targets from the Sea
•SSG XIX – Naval Power Forward


         OPERATING CONCEPTS
           FOR 30-50 YEARS
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      SSG XX through SSG XXII


•SSG XX – FORCEnet and the 21st Century
 Warrior
•SSG XXI - Accelerating FORCEnet: Winning
 the Information Age
•SSG XXII - Coherent Adaptive Force

           The WARRIOR and
      Implementation of FORCEnet

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      SSG XXIII through SSG XXV

•SSG XXIII – Global Maritime Fight 2030 and
 Beyond
•SSG XXIV – Beyond Maritime Supremacy –
 Balancing Maritime Capabilities for the Age
 of Unrestricted Warfare
•SSG XXV – Free Form Operations –
 Operational Agility for an Uncertain Future

        RESET TIME HORIZON TO
          2030 AND BEYOND
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         CNO Tasking to SSG XXVI
• Examine “fighting in cyberspace in 2030”. Consider
  warfare in the Information Age.

• Seek an appreciation of the relationships between
  cyberspace and the traditional maritime domains
  including warfare and naval competition
   – Consider scale, tempo and other aspects of change
   – Examine blurring of strategy, operations and tactics
   – How must “command, control and collaboration”
     evolve

• Provide a high-level blueprint to transition from today to
  tomorrow and a roadmap of immediately actionable
  steps.

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