Accession Number : ADA463694

Title :   Joint Battlespace Infosphere: Information Management Within a C2 Enterprise

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY INFORMATION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Combs, Vaughn T. ; Hillman, Robert G. ; Muccio, Michael T. ; McKeel, Ryan W.

PDF Url : ADA463694

Report Date : JUN 2005

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : System interoperability continues to be one of the key challenges facing the DoD as new capability is developed and fielded while maintaining operation with existing legacy systems. The concept of a Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) was first created in 1999 by the US Air Force (USAF) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to address a clear lack of information engineering and interoperability within and among existing, traditionally stove-piped fielded capability. Throughout the ensuing years, the Air Force Research Laboratory has performed research in information management that has further refined the original JBI concepts and has demonstrated how those concepts may be applied to achieve system interoperability. JBI information services allow for mediated, loosely-coupled access to information among systems and system components using a publish and subscribe paradigm. In addition, a query capability is provided for access to archived information. All data exchanged is treated as managed information. Each object published contains associated metadata that is used to broker for information object instances between producers and consumers. The consumers of information provide predicates or constraints over the metadata which are subsequently used to decide what information is appropriate for dissemination to the requesting clients. More recently, DISA has sought to provide an architectural design and implementation of a collection of underlying services that would be available to edge user client applications and systems. These services allow clients to share information intelligently from anywhere within the network environment using a post, discover and pull methodology. These Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) are being developed as a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) that uses the latest industry standards such as XML and Web Services.

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *AIR FORCE RESEARCH, *INTEROPERABILITY, METHODOLOGY, NETWORKS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, USER NEEDS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, CLIENT SERVER SYSTEMS, ADVISORY ACTIVITIES, CONSUMERS, ARCHITECTURE, LABORATORIES, STANDARDS, ENGINEERING, BATTLEFIELDS, AIR FORCE, INDUSTRIES, ENVIRONMENTS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE