Accession Number : ADA326627

Title :   Managing the Intelligent Information Grid for the Army After Next.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Hengst, P. T.

PDF Url : ADA326627

Report Date : 01 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : In 2025, information superiority will be critical for the Army After Next (AAN). The key to this superiority will be the system of systems that make up the Intelligent Information Grid (I2G). The I2G will have two major components, communications systems and information systems. Because of government funding and manpower constraints, the communications systems will be primarily commercial based systems. Military unique communications systems will be limited. Information systems will be predominately commercial based software packages with military unique interfaces. The I2G will be managed from CONUS by a consortium of commercial service providers and military personnel. Substantial intelligence will have to be built into the management system to meet the limited manpower objective. Critical management functions on the I2G will be configuration control, access control, security and repair. A limited forward management function will be available for deployable units. A I2G concept will be the only way to link the various sensors to databases and application programs to insure the common battlefield picture necessary in the AAN. The I2G will have an evolutionary development from the array of communications and information systems currently used by the services.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *ARMY PLANNING, *ARMY INTELLIGENCE, DATA BASES, DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, BATTLEFIELDS, GRIDS, ARRAYS, MANPOWER, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, ACCESS, CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE