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HUNTSVILLE CHAPTER CHAPTER - Sep 17, 2013
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Joint Battle Command Platform Explained

The chapter was pleased to present Mark Hand as its guest speaker for the first fall luncheon in September. Hand is the project lead for the Joint Battle Command Platform (JBC-P) project. Hand, a former Air Force officer, provides leaders and soldiers with the JBC-P software that has fundamentally changed the landscape of modern warfare. The system allows for real-time collaboration between different commands, branches of the military and even allies in combat situations. He explained how the software matured out of a mostly stove piped environment consisting of disparate systems to a cohesive agile platform. Hand discussed how a common operating environment was essential to allow data to flow freely between multiple disparate programs. The JBC-P utilizes integrated radio and satellite communications in vehicle computer systems as well as modern encryption to provide forces with accurate and timely battlefield information. Hand explained to the audience that the software has evolved with culture. For instance, leadership at the JBP-P acknowledged that today’s soldier grew up with computers and video games. The JBC-P has chosen to utilize a similar view or perspective to a first person shooter as well as a chat feature. The platform adapted its software to its users and their base of common knowledge and summarily achieved a milestone in Defense Department software development.

Event Photographs:

Mark Hand, project lead for the Joint Battle Command Platform, addresses the chapter in September.
Mark Hand, project lead for the Joint Battle Command Platform, addresses the chapter in September.
In September, Mike Schexnayder, chapter president, congratulates scholarship recipient Danielle Lewis.
In September, Mike Schexnayder, chapter president, congratulates scholarship recipient Danielle Lewis.

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