This week's theme, C2 in the EM Environment, has inspired numerous valuable insights and plans. Great job, everyone. Impressive.
We are now ready to hear even more from you. So far this week we've only used Seed Cards at the top level that were developed by the game control team. Players are now able to introduce new topics, still related to this week's focus categories:
- Be Agile: how do we adapt current DoD C2 approaches for EM Maneuver Warfare?
- Commanding EM: how do we adapt current DoD C2 approaches for EM Maneuver Warfare?
Top-level "seed cards" are leading questions that are intended to spur conversation. This challenge is for you to inspire other players, helping to unlock their different areas of expertise on the right questions. What are the critical C2 issues for EM agility and EM command that need further exploration?
In some ways, these top-level questions are like the topic sentence of a paragraph or briefing. They focus your fellow game players on a core idea or key issue that needs to be examined in more detail. Authoring a good leading question can have a notable impact on the overall effectiveness of our efforts in the game.
Less is more - don't try for more than one or (at most) two top-level seed cards. Look at what others are saying and thinking. Give big ideas a chance to grow. In some ways, top-level questions are like seed crystals intended to spur dialog growth in a particular direction. Hmmmm. What is missing from the em2 big picture? Which em2 ideas from "Imminent Domain" provide still-unexplored challenges? Whose em2 game discussions might lead to innovative Action Plans, charting new paths ahead?
Wargames are a deliberate team journey from the known towards the unknown. Here we go, team. For you game leaders, Seed Cards are how you can provide carefully chosen departure vectors for other players to explore. For you engineers pouring energy into a system of ideas, you're "turning the second derivative" to induce change... For you ship drivers: take a bearing, shift your rudder, and steer us down a new heading!
This is your next chance to make a difference. Playing the game, changing the game.
p.s. Coauthor acknowledgements and thanks: Jerry O'Donnell, NWDC