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New England Complex Systems Institute
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Modern military actions are highly complex encounters between hidden, distributed networks of individuals. Urban conflict, terrorist networks, and peacekeeping demand new strategies, organizational structures and capabilities. NECSI research on military conflict describes how to match military forces to the tasks they face. NECSI studies also characterize how to transform existing military organizations to meet these complex challenges with networked structures while retaining traditional capabilities. The key to transformation includes both processes for organizational change as well as the rapid development and implementation of advanced technology, complementing organizational change.

Publications, Books & Edited Volumes

Blake Stacey and Yaneer Bar-Yam, Principles of Security: Human, Cyber and Biological Report to the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, arXiv:1303.2682, (June 1, 2008 / public February 28, 2013).

Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World See Chapter 9.

Multiscale Representation Phase I Yaneer Bar-Yam PhD, New England Complex Systems Institute

Complexity of Military Conflict: Multiscale Complex Systems Analysis of Littoral Warfare Yaneer Bar-Yam PhD, New England Complex Systems Institute

Y. Bar-Yam: Large Scale Engineering and Evolutionary Change: Useful Concepts for Implementation of FORCEnet, Report to Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (2002).

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