Engagement Theater 1

All sessions in the Exhibit Hall, 400 Aisle

Session I, 1030 - 1120, 11 July

Title: Coalition Interoperability Assurance and Validation (CIAV) Activities in support of Operations in the Afghanistan Mission Network


Moderator: Ms. Joan C. Smith, HQDA CIO/G6, Director Interoperability

Panelists: Mr. Steven Roscoe, U.S. Army Director Interoperability Certification; MAJ Kevin Neumann, USA, DISA Coalition Assessment Coordinator; Mr. Jeffrey Phipps, United States CIAV Chair, DISA.

Description: CIAV is the environment to facilitate the effective exchange of mission critical information between US and NATO forces on the AMN. CIAV conducts end-to-end mission based interoperability assessments including Battlespace Awareness, Joint Fires, C-IED, MEDEVAC, and ISR and provides capabilities/limitations and operational impact reports to operational commanders for deployment decisions and pre-deployment training for incoming units.  Its assessments also ensure fit-for purpose status of systems prior to network implementation. CIAV is mission execution validation.


This session will provide an overview of CIAV, its governance structure, requirements, processes and activities of the CIAV process.  CIAV’s experts decompose Coalition mission threads with regard to the operational mission requirements, set-up the evaluation environment to include the enabling technical architecture and perform the end-to-end mission based assessments – along with our Coalition partners, to determine the level of mission success. CIAV also works with our partners to establish a coalition baseline so we have a validated, interoperable capability on Phase 1, Day 1 and can evaluate the impacts of ongoing capability changes. CIAV is a repeatable, scalable and robust process which is a proven success. Coalition Interoperability Saves Lives!!


The AMN has defined a new federated mission partner network construct where the United States will not necessarily be the lead nation or provider of equipment and C4ISR applications for mission planning and execution (MP&E) in our future.  The CIAV process has established the environment to assess and validate interoperability performance not only for AMN but for future conflicts.

To gain greater trust in this federated mission network construct (AMN), the CIAV process is responsible for assuring and validating interoperability, services, systems, and business processes supporting AMN coalition mission threads.  CIAV has been endorsed by: HQS ISAF CoS, CENTCOM CC-J3, CENTCOM CC-J6, IJC CJ6, OUSD-I Principle Director, USFOR-A, USCENTCOM CCJ3 and was established in response to ONS 10-10797 & 10-90912 for CENTRIXS-ISAF.                            


Key Outcomes:  Understanding of the CIAV overarching concept, embedded processes, configuration management methodology, methods of enforcement, and unclassified results of CIAV Assessments Phases.


Session II, 1300 - 1350, 11 July

Title: Joint Interoperability Certification Requirements Panel


Moderator: Mr. Steven Roscoe, U.S. Army Director Interoperability Certification

Panelist: Mr. Alan Hentemann, (Acting) Army Interoperability Certification (AIC) Team Chief

Description: In today's environment, a successful mission means Army Warfighters must be able to freely exchange accurate and timely information routinely with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) partners anytime, anywhere, and under all conditions.  Partners who span from generating force to the tactical edge translate into JOINT INTEROPERABILITY - One Warfighter, One Mission. This session will highlight Joint Interoperability Certification and Coalition Interoperability Assessment & Validation (CIAV) requirements, processes, and activities established to minimize risk associated with the receipt of accurate and timely information exchanges between those who require the information. A series of short informational briefs will answer such questions as: What are the Joint Certification Requirements and to whom do they apply? What is Interoperability and Supportability (I&S) certification and how do I get it? What is the role of an Information Support Plan? What is the role of the Interoperability Steering Group (ISG) in the Joint certification process? What is an Interim Certificate to Operate (ICTO)? How do I qualify for a Joint Test Exemption or a Legacy Waiver? What is the Joint interoperability certification process for a Rapid initiative or a Joint Urgent Operational Needs (JUONS)? Are there special Coalition/NATO interoperability requirements? How do I develop an ISP/TISP within the Army mandated EISP tool and timelines for processing an Army ISP/TISP? How can I meet all of the testing requirements in a timely and efficient manner? At the conclusion of the information briefs, time will be reserved to allow for questions from the audience.


Key Outcomes: PMs/Attendees will become knowledgeable on Joint and CIAV interoperability certification requirements. In addition attendees will be provided Points of Contact who can assist them in determining their systems specific interoperability requirements, required documentation, and assistance in obtaining the Joint and CIAV interoperability certifications in a timely and efficient manner.


Session III, 1100 - 1150, 12 July

Title: Unified Capabilities: Meeting the Army’s Needs in A Joint Environment


Speakers: Mr. Paul Miller, HQDA CIO/G6 P&R; Mr. Patrick Ward, HQDA CIO/G6 P&R

Description: The Army is deploying a suite of Unified Capabilities (UC) program, to include Enterprise Email, Enterprise Collaboration Services, and Real Time Communications. This briefing covers the Army's strategic vision for UC as it fits within the larger DoD UC environment, and outlines the progress for transitioning the Army to a managed service offered by DISA.

Session IV, 1200 - 1250, 12 July

Title: Autonomy presenting Situational Awareness on BIG DATA

Speaker: Mr. Sam Kalbag, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, HP

Description: Total Situational Awareness is a concept that has been promoted by the Department of Defense, Intelligence and research organizations for many years.  The concept is centered on the idea that from a single location, a user can get a comprehensive view into a wide variety of information assets regardless of data type or location.  From a real-world standpoint, however, this concept has been much more difficult to attain in practice due to a lack of data standardization, conflicting or competing technologies, and multiple and dissimilar security models. The volume and variety of today's information and interactions require pervasive, secure access to information in all formats and the automation of processes whenever possible.  Discover unique and compelling advantages of information by unlocking the value and meaning of content with the ability to form an understanding of all information, whether structured, semi structured or unstructured, and recognize the relationships that exist within it..It is now possible to run analytics across a variety of information types, including big data, audio, video, and more, with real-time meaning-based analysis and the ability to produce actionable outcomes.