USS Cassin Young DD-793 - Combat Information Center (CIC)



The Combat Information Center is the tactical center of a warship providing processed information for command and control of the near battle space or 'area of operations'.

Regardless of the vessel or command focus, each CIC organizes and processes information into a form more convenient and usable by the commander in authority. Each CIC funnels communications and data received over multiple channels, which is then organized, evaluated, weighted and arranged to provide ordered timely information flow to the battle command staff under the control of the CIC officer and his deputies.