Accession Number : ADA295467

Title :   Technical Information Architecture for Army Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence. 1994 Summer Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Jul 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Frankel, Michael S. ; Cherry, William P. ; Rona, Thomas P. ; Dickinson, Philip C. ; Godden, Gerald D.

PDF Url : ADA295467

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 256

Abstract : The Study was conducted from January to July, 1994. The Study Sponsor was the Director of Information Systems & Command, Control, Communications and Computers. The Study Terms of Reference were tor the ASB to: (1) Define a C3I Technical Architecture; (2)Review and analyze previous Technical Architecture studies; (3) Define a process for development a Technical Architecture; (4) Assist the Army in developing the Technical Architecture; (5) Identify projects where the Technical Architecture can be immediately applied; (6) Suggest organizational and management changes necessary to support the Technical Architecture; and (7) Define how organizational entities should support the transition to the Technical Architecture. The Study Panel recommended that the Army, in the near term (0-1 year): (1) Establish the Technical Architecture components; (2) Designate an Army Technical Architect; (3) Establish an Army Systems Engineering Element to support the Architect; (4) Establish a streamlined management structure; (5) Implement near-term program changes: (6) Encourage Battle Labs and RDECs to use the Technical Architecture for all C3l demonstration programs; and (7) Develop a security policy for the future threat. The Study Panel further recommended that the Army, in the mid-term (1-3 years): (1) Evolve the Technical Architecture as new commercial technologies are introduced; and (2) Establish a single Army/DoD message standard/system.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, *ARCHITECTURE, *ARMY PLANNING, *COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS, POLICIES, COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, COMPUTERS, PANELS, SECURITY, ARMY EQUIPMENT, ENGINEERING, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARCHITECTS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Defense Systems

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