April 18, 2007

New DCGS Web-Portal Capabilities to Improve Intelligence Sharing Across Military Services

Raytheon Demonstrates New DCGS Web-Portal Capabilities to Improve Intelligence Sharing Across Military Services



Raytheon Company recently demonstrated new key Web-portal capabilities, much like the Internet, that will improve intelligence sharing across the military services and intelligence agencies and facilitate closer collaboration. After the 9/11 Commission stressed that the military services need to collaborate more closely through improved technologies, Raytheon demonstrated to program officials in various scenarios an industry-first hybrid version of its Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Block 10.2. In the demonstration, Raytheon showed how appropriate personnel could easily access and view real- world operational mission data.

"The hybrid demonstration depicts how the DCGS can greatly improve intelligence sharing in the network-centric environment," said Anthony DiFurio, director for the Tactical Intelligence System business of
Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems. "The 10.2 system and its tools will enhance the user's ability to access and exploit vast amounts of intelligence data through the DCGS metadata catalog."

The Raytheon team additionally executed a search of the intelligence data from the experimental Distributed Common Ground System (DGS-X) metadata catalog. Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System data were picked from the search query and then displayed. The DGS-X system was the first DCGS Block 10.2 system to be accepted by the Air Force in August 2006. When fully fielded, DCGS Block 10.2 will be a worldwide distributed, network-centric enterprise architecture that enables sharing, discovery and collaborative intelligence operations and production. Its environment provides for both the physical and electronic distribution of intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance data, processes, and systems. Raytheon was the first defense contractor to implement and deliver a service-oriented architecture to modernize the Air Force's ISR systems.


DCGS is a worldwide distributed, network centric, system-of-systems architecture that conducts collaborative intelligence operations and production. Its environment provides for both the physical and electronic distribution of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data, processes, and systems. Raytheon's DCGS 10.2 upgrade will be capable of continuous on-demand intelligence brokering that will enable American and coalition forces to get the information they need to take action and influence events in hours, minutes or even seconds. (Raytheon )


DCGS Block 10.2 is a major modernization of the infrastructure and architecture of Air Force intelligence processing systems, DCGS Block 10.2 includes a shift from the traditional Task, Process, Exploit and Disseminate chain to an open, standards-based infrastructure that fully supports the Task, Post, Process, and Use model.

According to Raytheon Product information , Key features of DCGS Block 10.2 are

* Network-centric system-ofsystems provides a global C4ISR enterprise
* Platform independent, service based architecture enables use of services-unique applications
* Software applications provide real-time control of ISR assets
* Robust security and attributable safeguards
* Joint interoperability through data, service and task-level integration
* Web- and client-based tools support worldwide-distributed operations
* Shared information environment through a common network of sensors and ground stations
* Comprehensive battlespace view to accelerate the information/kill chain
* DCGS Integration Backbone (DIB) integrates NCEScompliant standards

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DCGS Integration Backbone (DIB)

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