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  • 1. THE HEART FORGE BEACON DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY: FORGE.MIL 9 / 11 / 2010 PURPOSE: Heart Forge Beacon as synchronized, cross cloud content delivery services meta-project Fig 1: HEART FORGE BEACON SYNCHRONIZED, FILTERED, CROSS CLOUD CONTENT DELIVERY The Heart Beacon is a method / process / procedure standardizing spontaneous re-organization converting military adhoc organizational mobility techniques. Net effects are enabled by periodic net management router updates via heartbeat messages followed by router and beacon protocol broadcast of node hop count changes emulating geospatial threshold radius and precedent conditions changes represented by audible tones / vibratory levels in the grid / cloud. A single, synchronized, unified event / alert trigger is achieved by instantiating a single XML schema described by child schema’s, data islands / NIEM payloads linking disparate groups. Leader intent is emulated via mission thread / business logic representing medical triage, alert /event evacuation and alternate routing within adjustable geospatial zones. Temporally synchronous, statistically predictable data harvesting cycles sync seed clouds enhancing network forensics as
  • 2. shared fee for public, private, NGO services. GCDS GDCS HEART BEACON ENHANCED 1 The application owner of a Web-based application or 1 Application independent unique identification Web site identifies to GCDS dynamic (data elements (Organizational ID, Universal Resource Number URN) that are in a constant state of change) and static (site of EXDL, NIEM conformant data elements that are in graphics, style sheets, non-changing files or page) a state of constant change because of organizational, elements related to their site: split, joins, adds, and moves as represented by 2 GCDS introduces the dynamic and the static elements heartbeat XML messages intrinsic to Net Enabled Ops into the GCDS enclaves on NIPRNet or the SIPRNet. 2 Dynamic changes effected by state management 3 The dynamic and static data elements are propagated engine transactions throughout the GCDS network and are cached in each 3. Dynamic data gathered by heartbeat mechanism GCDS Edge enclave. temporarily stored in queue, file folder, cache. Prior to 4 The end user initiates a request from a web browser to pick up and onward distributionby GCDS enclave. retrieve the data from the web site. Instead of traversing 4. End user defines dynamic data updates of heartbeat the DISN to reach the origin server for the website, the XML system messages to change network end user is directed to the nearest edge enclave. configuration based on operational requirements Information is presented to the end user instantly. delivered based on user defined filters and beacon type. 5 If the user requests information that is dynamic from 5. User receives data updates via publish-subscribe the Web site, GCDS constantly monitors the origin filters by user / administrator agreed data refresh rates server to “pre-fetch” changed information and placing it set to accommodate the mission scenario e.g., on the GCDS network. This allows the dynamic data to millisecond to 99 minute range). Broadcast by user be available instantly when the request is made. defined Beacon technology operating in the millisecond range makes the instant more instant. GCDS constantly monitors the origin server to Beacon Technology selected by the user benefits “pre-fetch” changed information and placing it on from millisecond broadcast rates. Organizational the GCDS network. This allows the dynamic data Identification ORG ID and Universal Resource to be available instantly when the request is made. Names URN enhance filtering for the pre-fetching function. GCDS optimizes the dynamic and static delivery of Dynamic and static data elements are propagated Web content and applications by distributing it on via user selected Beacon technologies selected globally deployed servers. End users access based on desired net effects throughout the GCDS content via the geographically closest enclave, network and are cached in each GCDS Edge resulting in increased connection speed and enclave. minimal download times. Members of Community of Interest COI (s) The end user initiates a request from a web subscribe to GCDS dynamic data elements browser to retrieve the synchronized, filtered (constant state of change) requesting cross cloud authoritative data from the web site. Instead of synchronized GCDS filtered data of a single, traversing the DISN to reach the origin server for authoritative blip, event, alert representing the the website, the end user is directed to the nearest Synchronized Single Integrated Picture from the edge enclave. Information is presented to the end Family of Interoperable Pictures (Sync’d SIOP). user instantly via user selected Beacon technologies in the millisecond broadcast range.
  • 3. THE HEART FORGE BEACON If the user requests information that is dynamic Data may be viewed as concentric adjustable from the Web site, GCDS constantly monitors the zones emulated by router multicast radius by hop origin server to “pre-fetch” changed information count emulates threshold conditions – increase / and placing it on the GCDS network. This allows decrease with audible tones and vibratory levels the dynamic data to be available instantly when for blind / hearing impaired. Threshold conditions the request is made. display as concentric color band expansion / collapse via router hop counts enhancing medical triage, evacuation, alternate routing of networked entities within geographic zones. NVAC – National Visualization Analytics Center. MODEL PROCESSES w/CUSTOMIZED The Heart Beacon is patterned after DISA / WORKFLOWS DARPA’s situational awareness system Blue Unlike traditional siloed tools designed to manage only Force Tracker that is essentially, a workflow one type of artifact, ProjectForge is flexible enough to system over multicast IP. The difference being is track everything from requirements, user stories, and feature requests, to defects, build issues, and customer that the Heart Beacon is not intended to be yet support cases. Project administrators can model any another (stovepipe) situational awareness desired lifecycle process by customizing tracker fields to system.. It is designed to be implemented as a correspond to the different states required, defining a standardized workflow centric process that when workflow that governs the transition between those processed by similar, redundant, data exchange states, and specifying what roles can make those systems, will serve as a standard template for all transitions. Project templates enable administrators to like systems -- across DISA and DISA’s capture and re-use the structure and content of existing customer’s portfolio. projects, including project pages, custom tracker fields, and workflow definitions, to speed new project creation and standardize lifecycle processes. State management was / is a core process of the Heart Beacon’s system. The Heart Beacon advocates intrinsic state management engines such as the Groove Network’s Groove / MS Office / Sharepoint. State management engine as an enhancement. Griffin provides information sharing between The Heart Forge Beacon, as a set of customizable participating nations for planning, implementing options to DISA’s portfolio by itself is not a single and executing multinational planning and instance of anything and not very applicable to a operations. Information sharing capabilities single application or system. It is an all or nothing requested by the Multinational Interoperability set of DISA / DARPA developed procedures Council Principals through the Combined based on a 40 year old DARPA developed sub- Communications-Electronics Board, Common protocol. The EXDL - NIEM payload aspect of the Operational Picture (COP), exchange of military Heart Beacon will help standardize data messages. exchanges between disparate message types supporting the Single, Synchronized Common Operational Picture SSCOP from the DOD Family of Interoperable Pictures (FIOP).
  • 4. The Heart Beacon’s re-use of the organization EADS provides a set of registration and approval identification ORG ID, and / or Universal capabilities that improve the visibility and reuse of Resource Number URN to uniquely identify data Data Sources and Data Services across the DoD. sources (organizations -- e.g., exercise vs. actual) By providing an easy to follow registration process and platforms making the meta data registry integrated with NCES Service Discovery and DoD services more standardized, consistent and Metadata Registry capabilities, EADS makes it hence more useful in one example, network easy for PORs and capability providers to register forensics. their Data Source SYSTEM NETWORK AVAILABILITY The Heart Beacon network updates are generally PERFORMANCE SERVICE (SyNAPS) SynAPS speaking more advanced and granular than most will have globally deployed agents that will each network management transaction updates and add the send intermittent transactions throughout the day Net Enabled Operations heart beat message conventions through GCDS and the customer origin that begat Network Centric Warfare. The idea here is to infrastructure. These transactions are monitored share these procedural improvements across domains, and measured on an hourly basis. Communities of Interest COI’s and eventually with the commercial / NGO domains given the frequency of federal contracting with the private sector for infrastructure support using the full range of the DOD’s portfolio investments. DISA STANDARDS ENGINEERING DISA Standards efforts interlaced with NIST’s and the ITU’s, OASIS .. Effecting a global standard of data synchronization, identification, combined with innovative network effects = The Heart Beacon TABLE 1: DISA FORGE DCGS // Heart Forge Beacon Enhancements
  • 5. THE HEART FORGE BEACON Fig 2: Conceptual Heart Forge Beacon Topology Members of Community of Interest COI (s) subscribe to GCDS dynamic data elements (constant state of change) requesting cross cloud synchronized GCDS filtered data of a single, authoritative blip, event, alert representing the Synchronized Single Integrated Picture from the Family of Interoperable Pictures (Sync’d SIOP). The dynamic and static data elements are propagated via user selected Beacon technologies selected based on desired net effects throughout the GCDS network and are cached in each GCDS Edge enclave. The end user initiates a request from a web browser to retrieve the synchronized, filtered authoritative data from the web site. Instead of traversing the DISN to reach the origin server for the website, the end user is directed to the nearest edge enclave. Information is presented to the end user instantly via user selected Beacon technologies in the millisecond broadcast range. If the user requests information that is dynamic from the Web site, GCDS constantly monitors the origin server to “pre-fetch” changed information and placing it on the GCDS network. This allows the dynamic data to be available instantly when the request is made. Data may be viewed as concentric adjustable zones emulated by router multicast radius by hop count emulates threshold conditions – increase / decrease with audible tones and vibratory levels for blind / hearing impaired. Threshold conditions display as concentric color band expansion / collapse via router hop counts enhancing medical triage, evacuation, alternate routing of networked entities within geographic zones. NVAC – National Visualization Analytic s Center.
  • 6. Anticipated Customers include National Senior Leadership Support System NSLDSS As Beacon Tech, cross cloud sync’d services for rapid SA, and enhanced rapid response planning and broadcast updates in the millisecond range. Integration with the RFID effort within the GCSS – J: Enhancements and net enabled operations within the Joint Planning and Execution Services formerly known as JOPES as enhancements for the Adaptive Planning and Execution module as maneuver the network / spontaneous network re integration services FIGURE 3: “3 - 4 CHART: 3 Building Blocks Iterated through 4 Focus Areas The goal of the Heart Forge Beacon is to standardize on 3 common building blocks that are then procedurally iterated though four IT focus areas: 1) Establish consistent timing and synchronous state meta-data collection. Use the heartbeat / beacon’s (terms used interchangeably) intrinsic millisecond - 99 minute timing function to enable consistent, synchronized collection of raw state meta data (geo location, moving, halt, IP address, unit / organization Universal ID) BEFORE transfer to queues, SANS, dbase... prior to data fusion activities to improve filtering / data intelligence fusion. Use the heartbeat / beacon function (send to / get from devices, platforms...) as a subnet publish-subscribe e.g., OSD Horizontal Fusion to temporary holding areas awaiting harvesting by more advanced data collection / replication mechanisms that in turn rely on the heartbeat beacon mechanism e.g., OPenDAP, DARPA’s Cougaar, UMTS cellular, mesh network ZIGBEE, ZWAVE…. 2) “Maneuver the network” Use collected state meta data enabling network management of router Management Information Bases MIBs installing network router MIB updates for spontaneous (re) organization split, join, adds via multicast - anycast broadcasts of heartbeat harvested state meta data (geospatial location, status: moving, halt, URN, Org ID, Universal ID) 3) Instantiate National Command Authority NCA chopchain - workflows – business logic over multicast / anycast IP using “true cots” tools in use e.g., Towersoft w/AgileDelta Efficient XML module embedded via the Common Alert Protocol CAP (XML child schemas and or data islands / embedded files ) to support the multicast, unicast, or anycast distribution of events, alerts via a unified alert / event trigger mechanism –
  • 7. THE HEART FORGE BEACON the OASIS Common Alert Protocol with child schemas and / or data islands conforming to DHS OPEN: Open Platform for Emergency Networks to adjust to Communities of Interest (COI's) needs. 4) User defined beacon technology enabling millisecond data exchanges vice 30 second web server screen scrapes while increasing / decreasing radius of disaster / event / alert radius represented by multicast zones router hop counts corresponding to five level advisory schemes. THEN: SYNCHRONIZE across N systems, Y networks enabling "the grail" e.g., SIOP / FIOP ELSE: Situational awareness "jitter" among N complex systems, fusion centers and EOC's. Inconsistent symbol sets, and 30 second web page screen scrapes dependent on intra-system gateways instead of millisecond beacon technology updates (e.g., the Maneuver Control System Blue Live Feed pre-9/11). Figure 4: Military View of the Network Centric Warfare process as the template process for the Heart Beacon.
  • 8. Figure 5: View of the Commercial equivalent of the military's Network Centric Warfare process as the template process for the Heart Beacon. The procedural steps are the same as in the previous figure.
  • 9. THE HEART FORGE BEACON Figure 6: Below: Heart Beacon concepts / FCC Broadband Command and Control Plan Overlay 1. Heartbeat sub-protocol time stamped data: millisecond to 99 minute range 2. Commander’s intent emulated over the network e.g., unit split, joins, adds, moves 3 Globally adopted network emulation of synchronous, group mobility oriented advisory strategy via cloud / grid computing environment e.g., International Telecommunications Standard for the World as advanced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST. 4. CAP w/National Information Exchange Model NIEM payloads as single trigger for events and alerts using child schemas for special interest groups / orgs. 5. Next Generation E9-1-1 Logo -- Department of Commerce funded with the Department of Transportation as lead. 6. Strategic Command STRATCOM as lead of the new Cyber Security Command cooperating with the FCC to implement military network centric procedures / methods / processes
  • 10. 7. DHS Network emulation of Advisory strategy by router, network node hop count 8. Unit Task Order concept from the military / DHS integrated into FCC’s strategy – idea sharing 9. Infoblox Orchestration Server: heartbeat gathered state meta data support software 10. The Heart Beacon: a single point of alert / event instantiation – see item 4 11. FCC’s division logically be in the lead to implement Heart Beacon concepts 12. NVAC: geo-spatial visualization project for geo-spatial display 13. ERIC: infrastructure support program from a sister government agency Center of Diagram: no numbers or description since this part of diagram is the FCC’s diagram. Refer to the FCC Broadband Plan’s Command and Control initiative Figure 7: The Heart Forge Beacon by Number 1. Heartbeat sub-protocol. interval / opportunity in time to gather data from Internet Protocol IP devices e.g., everything connected to grid / cloud computing Below number 1 is arrayed as pictures representative devices ranging from radios to sensors. 2. The military and DHS use the heartbeat sub-protocol’s RESERVED time slots to gather URN and ORG ID used to “maneuver the network” “spontaneous integration” – commercial / private communities who have yet to adopt this idea / convention. 3. Military maneuver icon: emulate by router / switches subnet organization moves splits, adds, joins 4. Multiven icon: universal router switch management package – user selects product of choice DHS Alert Advisory System: emulate increasing / decreasing COGCOM, DEFCON, EMCON geo-
  • 11. THE HEART FORGE BEACON spatially via router hop counts w/thresholds, intensity levels 5. Commander’s / Leader’s intentions: emulated by mission threads / business rules, logic enable 1 single event / alert trigger, instantiation point i.e., Big Red Button: through CAP and NIEM payloads and or child schemas and or data islands representing disparate groups and special interest, special needs users (Special Operations Forcers, handicapped children) 6. Infoblox’s orchestration server icon management server for state meta data 7. Intensity icon –4 DHS Advisory Scheme would increase / decrease by rule 8. Icon and product logo indicates network forensics enhanced by the presence of uniquely Identified organizations (ORG ID), uniquely identified network resources (URN) and predictably time stamped state meta data from target devices. 9. Shows net forensic enhancement aspect enhanced using URN, ORG ID, & disciplined e.g., every 5, 10, or 15 minutes & therefore statistically predictable time stamps. 10. Single, cross command, cross agency, international integrated alert / event trigger 11. Beacon Tech: Sea Gull, Boston U, FLUX Beacon, GM’s OnSTAR /Project Beacon 12. CAP Command and Control Module Broadband single event / alert trigger 13. Router switch emulation of 5 level system by router hop counts – refers to number 4 14. Organizational ID (ORG ID) to enable spontaneous (re) organization of adhoc organizations 15. Unit Task Order UTO XML schema heart beat message sent to update network / cloud 16.Sync Seed Cloud icon: uniquely, systematically time stamp data prior to entry into fusion / cloud computing / grid computing centers. There is one and only one opportunity to do this per heartbeat interval and there is one and only one mechanism (heartbeat sub-protocol) to achieve universal, global, NIST and ITU sanctioned, standardized time stamp protocol.
  • 12. Figure 8: Event / Alert Emulation across 5 level COGCON, INFOCON, DEFCON levels 1. Event severity index – upper left hand corner Center for Disease Control CDC version 2. Five level national alert system explanation 3. Homeland Security Advisory System 4. Structured Military Messaging (TADILS, SADIL’s, USMTF, JVMF, USMTF, OTH-Gold) 5. COGCON Levels: Continuity of Operations General Conditions Figure 6 continued : The Heart Beacon as a Single Event / Alert Trigger: The aim of this diagram is the maintaining of machine to machine Precedence, Urgency, INFOCON / DEFCON, COGCOM across N Complex Systems. The Heart Beacon Rainbow Force Tracking’s intrinsic date time stamping of transactions serves to maintain machine to machine level processing of precedent levels that are normally on a scale of 1 through 5. The unique nature of this application is to link military alert messaging with its federal and commercial counterparts through a single authoritative XML schema / document based on a single, authoritative situational awareness event / alert across n systems in a system of systems / network of networks. This condition currently does not exist yet is stipulated by Congress. Other 5 Key Five Level Systems: NASA & NURC undersea tone based messaging (for blind handicapped individuals). Precedence is a simple ordering, based on either importance or sequence: - Message precedence of military communications traffic - Order of precedence, the (ceremonial) hierarchy within a nation or state - Order of operations, in mathematics and computer programming - CCEB military precedence: The Combined Communications-Electronics Board (CCEB), a five-nation joint military communications-electronics organization (consisting of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States), uses the following message precedence designators, in descending order of PRECEDENCE: INFOCON levels: NULL / NORMAL / ALPHA (increased), BRAVO (specific risk of attack), CHARLIE (limited attack), and DELTA (general attack). Not shown: NASA (US Space Agency) and NURC: National Underwater Research Center five level tone based message systems. NASA and NURC systems are superimposed onto items 3 and 4 to show that our (inter) national response strategy should include tones for the blind and vibratory levels for the deaf or
  • 13. THE HEART FORGE BEACON for light impaired (dark) situations. Event severity levels will be increased / decreased as event / alert conditions increase or decrease by intensity / threshold levels and emulated geo-spatially as router / switch hop counts – an extension of the Paul Revere “one if by land / two if by sea” paradigm. Paul Reveres paradigm was 3 level i.e., null / 0, 1, or 2 lanterns (beacons). Figure 9: Heart Forge Beacon Big Picture View and Net Effects The Heart Beacon is the commercial adaptation of Defense Advance Projects Administration / US Army Communication Electronic's Command USA CECOM's Greatest Invention -- the Blue Force Tracker Situational Awareness process for the greater good -- specifically, synchronized situational awareness fee for service basis. PURPOSE: Enhance cloud computing, network forensics, data analytics, and address fidelity and fair play among financial transactions e.g., regulate flash trading windows in time / duration while addressing the Department of Defense’s grail of a Single Integrated Operational Picture and enabling the network centric warfare rendition of the Commander’s Intent / Operations and
  • 14. Fragmentation Orders (i.e., “maneuver the network, spontaneous integration of adhoc units”. Significance to Cloud / Grid Computing: Heart Beat’s intrinsic timing function will synchronize and time stamp data prior to “seeding” it to the cloud (heartbeat protocol is a mini – publish subscribe function). This is needed because once the data is seeded to the cloud, fusion centers must work with the data as harvested / seeded. Service Oriented Architecture SOA products in the cloud provide end to end system heartbeat monitoring the health of applications, and cloud service providers. Once the data is ready to be released from the cloud, selected Beacon technologies will provide NET EFFECTS such as multicast zone increase / decrease based on condition. When the cloud rains, it will then rain when after applications, dbases, and communities of action are SYNCHRONIZED together. Significance of the issue and how it relates to INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY: No national or international entity e.g., United Nations, NATO… can achieve a single, unified common operational picture referred to as “The Grail” – this is not a SAW Concepts Term – without the reuse of a procedure developed by the Defense Advanced Projects Administration / United States Army Communications Electronics Command’s “Greatest Invention” known as Blue Force Tracking for the greater good. Adding several enhancements to the base procedures will address many issues that contribute to international insecurity such as stock market flash trading, responding to catastrophic destabilizing environmental or war made hazards – by thresholds and intensity levels corresponding to defense conditions, DEFCON, and hazard conditions HAZCON. How the work will address the issue: The Heart Beacon addresses the lack of (military research derived) operational discipline by the commercial and corporate sectors and is the logical extension of this discipline into the commercial sector cloud since the military leases up to 80% of its telecommunications infrastructure support. The power of network centric warfare / net enabled operations will be increased at least 80% and by adding a half dozen innovations (i.e., alert by multicast radius by threshold / intensity using intelligent filtering by unique resource number URN and organizational ID ORG ID not currently practiced in the commercial sector) will increase the benefits exponentially while enhancing network forensics and data analytics globally. Since the Heart Beacon is a repeatable process directly adapted from the military's Blue Force Tracking, it is a PROCEDURE and is neutral to all communications technology except the internet itself -- i.e., the Vinton Cerf / Defense Advanced Projects Administration DARPA's TCP/IP stack on every networked device on the planet and in space controlled by NASA. The Heartbeat sub-protocol is an opportunity in time to gather state meta data every heartbeat interval. Steven J. McGee |SAW Concepts LLC|Simple Wins Concept LLC PO Box 28 Oceanport NJ| 07757-1354| VOIP: 732.637.4096|Cell:732.768.5440| Web: http://sawconcepts.com| Secure E-Form: https://forms.hush.com/ceo_heartbeacon E:mail: ceo_heartbeacon@hushmail.com http://www.slideshare.net/HeartBeacon http://www.linkedin.com/in/sawconcepts http://twitter.com/Heart_Beacon