Track Four: Network Transformation
|Tuesday, 3 August 2010|
|1015 - 1130|| Architecture – As-Is and To-be
Panelists: Ms. Carol Wortman, Acting Director, Army Architecture Integration Center, CIO/G-6, COL Anthony Howard, Chief, LWN Army Architecture Integration Center, CIO/G-6, Mr. Terry Edwards, Director, ASA9ALT) System of Systems Engineering (SoSE), Mr. Ronald Vandiver, Chief, Architecture Integraion and Management, Army Capabilities Integration Center, CIO/G-6, and Mr. Susmit Patel, Senior Principal Engineer, MITRE
This session provides an overview of The Army Network Architecture Strategy – Tactical for deployed forces. It provides the initial "as is" baseline and outlines two critical strategic decisions that will provide the Army universal, easily enforced, technical standards: an Everything over Internet Protocol (EoIP) network architecture and a Common Operating Environment (COE) for application development. These decisions will align us with industry and allow faster, more efficient, adoption of emerging technologies. In the end, every Soldier – whether in a Tactical Operations Center (TOC) or on the move – will be on single, integrated network and the linchpins of our approach are Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) and Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).
|1400 - 1515||Current Operations & Spectrum Issues
Speaker: COL Kenneth McNeill
This session provides an operational context for signal support to current operations over the preceding six months. Emerging needs, joint and combined networks and information exchange with partners, other government agencies, and non-governmental agencies will highlight the complex environment in which we operate. This will be followed by an overview of the challenges, legal implications, and restrictions in spectrum management and availability impacting the ability to train and deploy in an increasingly competitive electromagnetic spectrum.
|Wednesday, 4 August 2010|
|0945 - 1100||Software Transformation
Speaker: COL Michael Gray
The Army is moving to customer-centric, agile, continuous processes for application development. This approach relies on preapproved software development toolkits and automates submission, testing, and certification in order to get applications to the field more quickly and efficiently. The Army Application Marketplace will bring developers and end-users together to collaborate on innovative solutions to Army problems, level the playing field for all vendors and increase competition in order to provide the best and most relevant apps for use by our Soldiers.
|1500 - 1615||Network Modernization Strategy
Speaker: COL John Morrison, Executive Officer to the CIO/G6, HQDA CIO/G6
This session provides the steps needed in order for the signal corps to provide warfighters the end-to-end network that will bring all soldiers into it, enable deploying commanders to leverage the same network enabled theater capabilities through all phases of Joint Operations, and provide incremental modernization to the Army as resources permit.
|1630 - 1745||LandWarNet Transformation: Creating Unity of Effort
Speaker: COL Jay Santiago
This session focuses on outlining the synchronization of key efforts used to transform LandWarNet. To realize the Army goal of a robust global network enterprise, it is critical to maintain unity of effort among key stakeholders who:
|Thursday, 5 August 2010|
|1000 - 1130||
Spectrum: The Latest and What is Next
Speaker: Mr. Stu Timerman
This session will provide a summary of the spectrum-related initiatives being performed within the Army and DoD that will provide greater benefit to the warfighter’s use of spectrum-dependent systems. The session will also address presidential and Congressional actions related to spectrum, and how they may impact the warfighter.
A cumulative review of key issues and highlights from the Track’s presentations will follow this discussion.
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