Across the street from the Navy's Third Fleet headquarters in San Diego, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific is working on hundreds of research projects for the Navy and other military services. Among the projects is what is known as the Navy's Command Center of the Future. And SPAWAR, or the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, has recently unveiled a prototype of a room, seen here, geared toward providing decision makers with the kind of privacy, information, and flexibility they need to handle actionable situations.
While this room is only a prototype, it has many of the elements likely to make it into the actual command centers: glass walls complete with many small video screens; a large video screen that serves as the central focus of those in the room; a small, private room with glass walls that can automatically be darkened in case classified information needs to be discussed; and much more.
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