Accession Number : ADA313955

Title :   Advanced Battlespace Information System (ABIS) Task Force Report, Volume 5: Grid Capabilities Working Group Results.

Corporate Author : DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS/COMPUTERS WASHINGTON D C DIR C4 SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE/POLICY

PDF Url : ADA313955

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : The main purpose of the Grid is to provide warfighters with an ability to craft their own information environments. This means that the Grid services must be available whenever and wherever needed, and in a manner that places minimal burden on the warfighters or on the other systems needed to sustain them. The in-theater footprint needs to be small so that neither the forward deployed forces nor the transportation assets that serve them are stressed by the requirement to deploy and sustain large amounts of equipment or personnel. The Grid will enable the warfighters to develop concepts and plans without imposing a priori bandwidth constraints on their thought processes. By providing both wideband circuits as well as intelligent management and use of information and processing, the transactions supported by the Grid will emphasize knowledge and de-emphasize data, allowing the overall throughput to be reduced to the essential transactions, not simply enormous amounts of information. Smart end-point information management and smart distributed information services will support the warfighters in breaking the bandwidth paradigm. Support for the tactical, mobile users will be emphasized. These users are often the warfighters needs for high-quality, mission-tailored information; and the Grid will focus on bringing the full set of assets to meet those needs. Finally, the Grid will embody jointness in all aspects. As such, it is conceived as a joint inform the highest levels of command down to the individual combat unit or individual. Information and information construct from the highest levels of command down to the individual combat unit or individual.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COMBAT READINESS, *TASK FORCES, *GRIDS, *DEFENSE PLANNING, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *BATTLE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, DEPLOYMENT, FORWARD AREAS, GLOBAL, NATIONAL SECURITY, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, MOBILE, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, BROADBAND, DATA ACQUISITION, USER NEEDS, ACCESS, CIRCUITS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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