Much of what we call genius lies in an ability to see a perspective, that others may pass by. From a new vantage point, problems can be seen in new ways and new solutions present themselves. The Copernicus Institute, formed in 1998, is a small, private research corporation, consisting of many Fellows from across the U.S. and from across a broad set of disciplines, including economics, education, the arts, computer science, mathematics, intelligence, management, aerospace, and politics.
Although the Institute does consulting work, its primary focus is in writing, teaching, and lecturing on new ways to solve the difficult challenges of reengineering government agencies. Our list of topics range from Command and Control (C2) Design, Network Centric Warfare in the Revolution in Military Affairs, and Understanding Capitol Hill and the POM Process to multiple modules on U.S. Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) — from the rudimentary structures to the detailed architecture and applications.
Teaching may be structured as a simple speaking engagement lecture, as an interactive one or two-day seminar or as part of the “Shaping Chaos” curriculum, which fits courses into a challenging scenario-based structure that plays out in a series of multiple interactive seminars over the course of a year.