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  • SLIDE 1: Our demonstration today will show you how we are developing the capability to provide the warfighter real-time situation awareness in an ever changing threat environment. Before we begin the demonstration, I want to take just a few minutes to discuss how and why we came up with our recommended solution.
  • Depending on where the warfighter is located in the world there will be new and unpredictable threats. These threats use unconventional tactics that can change on a daily basis. And many times these threats have the ability to use the new technologies better then we do. You might ask why is that?
  • Its because our navy goes to sea with systems that are out, outdated dated, that are 4 to 8 years old. And to enable these older systems to meet the current operational demands the navy continually adds additional applications and networks to the legacy systems With the commercial computer technology advancing at its current pace, it is making it very expensive or impossible to buy spare parts to maintain existing hardware and networks on ships. Last generation’s technologies and processes won’t work in delivering next generation results. So how do we deal with this problem? A better question is, how does the fleet deal with this problem?
  • The Warfighters struggle in the volume of unassociated raw multi-int data They face ambiguities and inconsistencies resulting from multiple collects and conflicting data reports Valuable information from multi-media formats including imagery are manually integrated to track information. This Warfighter has to Monitor the available Information to understand: Current friendly and enemy situation Status of Current Operations Planned events and problems that may need to be resolved Integrating Situation-Relevant Information Intelligence Status-of-Forces Current Operations And Developing Predictive Assessments Projection of situation into future Near-term Courses of Action (COAs)
  • An integrated battlespace Visualization capability that provides the operator the ability to share information and situational awareness that accelerates command and synchronized efforts in the battlespace. One that enables the operators to produce coherent information, fusing many separate facts into a common picture of the battle space. A systems that enables collaborate with each other to synchronize operations. A system that is flexible enough that it can swiftly adapt to the information demands of a particular operational scenario. (UDOP) By “virtualizing” how users view the computing infrastructure, DoD can begin reducing technical and administrative barriers to sharing resources, and provide more agile and scalable support for information sharing across the GIG.

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  • 1. Warfighter Visualization “ Innovative Capabilities for the Warfighter”
  • 2. Changing Operational Environment
  • 3. Current State of Navy C4I
    • Average time to market: 2-3 years for new capabilities
    • Average server age: ISNS - 3+ years, GCCS-M - 7+ years
    • Average network age: 6.7 years
    • Network FOC Timeline: 4-9 years (in some cases with no refresh)
      • Up to 74 separate networks on a US Navy Aircraft Carrier today
      • More than 160,000 Afloat Network Users on our Navy’s Ships and submarines
      • Deployed bandwidth per sailor is less than that of a typical cell phone.
      • On those ships and submarines are over 800 different Applications
    ISNS : Integrated Shipboard Network System - GCCS-M: Global Command & Control System – Maritime - FOC: Full Operational Capability
  • 4. Putting the Pieces Together - Manually Different Systems Different Data types Too Much Information Different Formats Where’s the Metadata? Different Applications Information Fatigue “ We Don’t Just Use Information Systems - We Fight the War with Them” VADM H. Denby Starling II Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command
  • 5. Policy, Governance and Performance Management in a Services Oriented Architecture Presentation, 14 May 2009, Chris Miller, PEO C4I
  • 6. Systems Answer
    • Integrated Battlespace Visualization Capability
      • Integrate All-Source Data (GCCS, AIS, JMPS, IPL, etc.)
    • Flexible, Adaptable Operator Display
      • Near real-time to real-time Situational Awareness (SA) capability
      • Ability to build tailored display as needed by the situation
      • Multi-Functional User Defined Operational Picture (UDOP)
    • Integrates proven Legacy Systems with New Innovative Technology
    • Quick Turnaround Applications that are Easy to Use and Understand
  • 7.
    • Maritime C4I (Joint and Interoperable):
      • Multi-Level Security (MLS) Capable – Joint Interoperable
      • Near Real-Time Integrated Battlespace Visualization
      • Easily Understood Usable System – Immediate Situational Awareness
      • Multi-Functional User Defined Operational Picture (UDOP)
        • Information: Who Needs it - When its needed - How its needed
    • Budget (More Bang for the Buck):
      • Reduced Footprint – Less Hardware
      • Integrated Systems – Less Networks
      • Improved Configuration Management
      • IT Cost Reduction
        • Reduced Maintenance
        • Reduced Training
        • Reduced Manpower Requirements
    Systems Provides Results Open Source Integrated Solutions that Meets the Needs of the Navy’s Reducing Administrative, Logistical, Operational and Support costs