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These innovations, if adopted, will profoundly affect nearly all of the individuals and organizations within DoD, changing how they think, what they do, and how they do it. ” JFCOM. ” Alberts, Information Age Transformation. pp. 7-12. 39 40 Campaigns of Experimentation a lack of understanding of what transformation really means remains fairly widespread. All too often, transformation is confused with modernization. All too often, transformation efforts are inwardly focused. Organizations claim that they can transform themselves in isolation.

We expect that best in this case means an approach that is both effective and agile. Informing DoD transformation Chapter 3 37 limitations) and the process of systematically bringing new ideas to fruition and applying them to improve the state of the practice. THE ROLE OF EXPERIMENTATION IN TRANSFORMATION DoD has approached its goal of transformation with a sense of importance and urgency. As a result, JFCOM, the Combatant Commanders, the Services, and Agencies all are undertaking significant experimentation activities focused on achieving results on an ambitious (sometimes perhaps too ambitious) schedule.

19 The Royal Society of London. 2004. 18 Leaps: Great and small Chapter 2 17 ideas or constructs. 20 There is no mystery here. The insights that are possible within the knowledge, tools, and practices of a given field will naturally be limited. Insights that require a new perspective, a missing fact, or a different tool or process will remain undiscovered until someone or some team brings everything together. Throughout most of history, most scientific advances were the results of unplanned convergences, naturally occurring as a function of the ability to share information and the interests of independent parties, with serendipity playing a major role (at least as far as timing is concerned).

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