By Timothy S. Wolters
The mind of a contemporary warship is its wrestle info middle (CIC). facts approximately pleasant and enemy forces pour into this nerve heart, contributing to command judgements approximately firing, maneuvering, and coordinating. Timothy S. Wolters has written the 1st ebook to enquire the background of the CIC and the numerous different command and keep an eye on platforms followed by means of the U.S. military from the Civil battle to global conflict II. What institutional ethos spurred such innovation? Information at Sea tells the interesting tales of the naval and civilian group of workers who constructed an array of applied sciences for dealing with details at sea, from sign flares and radio to encryption machines and radar.
Wolters makes use of formerly untapped archival resources to discover how certainly one of America's such a lot technologically orientated associations addressed details administration ahead of the appearance of the electronic computing device. He argues that the human-machine platforms used to coordinate forces have been as serious to naval successes in global conflict II because the ships and commanders extra commonly used to historians.
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