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1 Multilateral Interoperability Programme Standard Brief
July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 1

2 Outline What is MIP MIP History MIP Vision MIP Scope What MIP is NOT
MIP Members MIP Organisation MIP Activities Working Groups Overview IPT3 IPT4 The future – MIP, NATO and NNEC July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 2

3 MIP is an interoperability organisation established:
What is MIP? MIP is an interoperability organisation established: by national C2IS system stakeholders with expectations / requirements to share relevant C2 information in a multinational/coalition environment. Stakeholders are the users, sponsors, developers, etc. Users have expectations "to share and understand relevant C2 information...". Systems have requirements "to share or exchange understandable relevant C2 information...". Then the developers have the duty to deliver such systems and the operational users have the duty to operate them in a consistent way. July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 3

4 What is MIP? The War Fighter defines the Requirements ... THIS IS MIP
1 The War Fighter defines the Requirements ... THIS IS MIP 2 MIP Specification Implementation by Nations The War Fighter defines the Requirements definition The requirements result in the MIP Specification Nation/organisation implements a MIP Gateway based on MIP Specification → no MIP responsibility Nations/organisations exchange C2 data via their nationally-implemented MIP Gateways → no MIP responsibility 3 3 3 3 Nat. DB Nat. DB Nat. DB Nat. DB 4 4 4 Exchange of data between MIP compliant systems July 2013 MIP © 4 Unclassified Page 4 Unclassified Page 4

5 Services Working Group
History of MIP History of information interoperability between C2I Systems … 1980 1990 2000 2010 Merging 2001 Merging 1998 QIP The “Enhanced MIP” is the result of a long history of “merges”. Different initiatives in search for information interoperability between C2ISs have appeared along the last 20 years. Precursors of the current MIP are showed in this slide. QIP, BIP and ATCCIS are the foundations of MIP as it is known today. “Enhanced MIP” has inherited their background and experience. Note: more detailed information about the MIP history you can find in the public area on the MIP web site: Army Tactical Command and Control Information System (ATTCIS) Formed in 1980 Land C2 Information and Exchange Data Model (LC2IEDM) ATCCIS Replication Model (ARM) Study project for data exchange Battlefield Interoperability Programme for Lower Echelon Command and Control Systems (BIP) Formed in 1995 Message oriented information exchange Quadrilateral Interoperability Programme (QIP) Formed in 1998 Multilateral Interoperability Programme (MIP) Formed in 1998 in Calgary by Project Managers of CAN, DEU, FRA, GBR, ITA and USA. NATO Date Administration Group (NDAG) Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) in 2004 with MIP to combine all data modeling activities Results in 2008 in Joint/Combined Consultation,Command & Control Information Exchange Data Model (JC3IEDM) as STANAG 5525 NDAG changed into Database Management System Working Group (DMSWG). Agreement (MoA) 2004 NDAG NATO Data Administration Group DMSWG NATO Data Management Services Working Group July 2013 MIP © 5 5 Unclassified Page 5 Unclassified Page 5

6 MIP Vision The vision for the Multilateral Interoperability Programme (MIP) is to become the principal war fighter-led multinational forum to promote international interoperability of Command and Control Information Systems (C2IS) at all levels of command. July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 6

7 Warfighter Requirements
MIP Vision Multinational Forum to promote international interoperability Warfighter Requirements x x II II II II July 2013 MIP © 7 Unclassified Page 7

8 MIP Scope The MIP scope is to deliver a command and control (C2) interoperability solution in a net-centric environment focused initially on the Land operational user in a Joint environment, with a growing emphasis on the requirements of Maritime and Air communities and other Communities of Interest (COIs) in future baselines. July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 8

9 What MIP is NOT MIP is not a formal NATO programme, however it is endorsed by NATO NATO ACT (Allied Command Transformation) participates as an Associate Member MIP is not a ‘system’ C2 systems need to build a MIP interface (often called a ‘MIP Gateway’) to connect to other Coalition systems MIP defines the interface that the Gateway shall respect, not how the Gateway shall be built MIP is not the complete interoperability solution Still require other communication interfaces (voice, , chat, etc) to support C2 July 2013 MIP © 9 Unclassified Page 9

TAVVIS LTU SZAFRAN / C3IS Jasmine POL SICCE PRT SIAAB ROU C2SYS SVK LC4ISR NZL ZAF SITAWARE SVN HEROS / FüInfoSys DEU JCCS, BCSS AUS ARMY C2IS DNK SIMACET ESP PHOENIX AUT SICF FRA ISIS BEL ComBAT GBR FIS HE CHE SIACCON / C2I Difesa ITA ISIS NLD GF-TCCS CZE NORTaC/NORCCIS NOR The MIP programme is not a formal NATO programme. Rather it is a voluntary and independent activity by the participating nations and organizations. The nations and HQs that are active in the MIP programme are shown on the slide. Currently, the MIP consists of 12 Full Members (nations only) and 16 Associate Members (nation and non-nation entities). Full Members: Are nations that commit to support the collaborative development of succeeding versions of the MIP interoperability solution suitable for fielding. They must express intention to field that solution. Full Members have signed the MIP Statement of Intent (SOI) regarding their participation in MIP. They undertake to be represented in PMG and IPT’s with at least 3 members and must be prepared to expend the resources required to develop and sustain the solution. They must be involved in and contribute actively to the decision-making process throughout the specification and development cycle. and have voting and access rights at all meetings. Associate Members include nations and non-nation entities such as military agencies and formations, showing an interest in this programme. This status is granted by the MIP Steering Group (MSG). They enjoy all the rights and privileges of a Full Member, except they do not have any voting rights at meetings. Associate members do not need to support all MSG, PMG and WG meetings. They have to accept, of course, the terms of the Statement of Intent. EST BMS EST SWECCIS, SLB SWE FINACCIS FIN TACCIS TUR HARCCIS GRC MCS USA * Country codes according NATO STANAG 1059 Ed 8. July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 10

11 MIP Organisation MSG PMG MIP IPT 3 MIP IPT 4 Unclassified Unclassified
MIP Steering Group PMG Project Management Group MIP IPT 3 Integrated Product Team MIP IPT 4 Integrated Product Team A rough estimation is that MIP nations spend between $1-2M national effort per annum. There is no multilateral transfer of funds. Currently, the MIP Structure is under revision as part of the MIP Campaign Plan and the MIP Programme Management Plan. MIP Steering Group (MSG) Its aim is to define the overall strategy for the Programme and make overall Programme Policy Decisions Meets ones a year for three days (approximately 70 persons) Project Management Group (PMG) Its aim is to ensure that strategic goals and objectives of the MIP are achieved MIP Integrated Product Team (IPT) 3: Focused on the maintenance and sustainment of the fielded MIP Baselines (“in-Service Support”) Reacts on ‘the feedback from the field’ MIP Integrated Product (IPT) 4: Meets the need of the stakeholders operational view (C2, etc.) semantic view (NATO DMSWG, etc) Overcome limits of Baseline 3 Improve information management Better tailored exchange Be more responsive Provide backward compatibility July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 11 Unclassified Page 11 11

12 Maintain and Sustain MIP Baseline 3.1
IPT 3 Overview Objective Maintain and Sustain MIP Baseline 3.1 Purpose Provide support to the deployed MIP Implementations by capturing, assessing, categorizing, prioritizing and acting upon feedback from use: Deployed in Real World Operations MRE/MRX (Mission Rehearsal Ex - pre-deployment tests) Specific tests as preparation for certain operations/ big exercises FTX/CPX (Field Training Exercise/Command Post Exercise) - involve “staffs” Exercises/Tests/Demonstrations, e.g., CWIX, CE… Maintain relevance of the MIP specifications while implementations are deployed July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 12

13 Designing the future MIP Baseline
IPT 4 Overview Objective Designing the future MIP Baseline Optimized (and simplified) Architecture Separates Information structures from mechanics of information exchange Capability-based Approach Rigorous process for transformation of requirements into specifications Automated specification generation process Modular Specification Composed of discrete Capability Packages that can be implemented independently Use a common Reference Model to maintain alignment between Packages Inter-Version Compatibility Seeks to address a core constraint of the MIP3.1 solution July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 13

14 MIP Specifications Tests
MIP Activities Jan Feb March Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec MSG Greding Greding Greding Greding SPECIFICATION PMG IPT 3 IPT 4 PMG IPT 3 IPT 4 PMG IPT 3 IPT 4 PMG IPT 3 IPT 4 MIP Steering Group Meets once a year Special additional MSG sessions can be convened as required to deal with pressing issues affecting the direction of the Programme Project Management Group and IPT’ Meet 4 times a year in Greding Testing Ad hoc in MIP community as required by MIP members National MIP implementations test in international test events like Combined Endeavour (CE) and Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXercise-eXamine-eXperiment-eXplore (CWIX) x II CWIX (June) x II Combined Endeavour (September) Standards MIP Specifications Tests (ad hoc) TESTING July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 14 Unclassified Page 14 14

15 MIP Products Standards The Joint Consultation, Command & Control Information Exchange Data Model (JC3IEDM) promulgated by NATO as STANAG 5525 [1]. Standards Standards The programme’s Exchange Mechanism specifications and associated procedures The specification set for MIP Baseline 3.1: JC3IEDM (Joint Consultation, Command & Control Information Exchange Data Model) 3.1.4 MTIDP (MIP Technical Interface Design Plan) 3.1.2 MIR (MIP Implementation Rules) 3.1.5 All public MIP documents are available on the MIP Public Portal under “Documents” Operational Documents Technical Documents Supporting Documents Instructions on how to use the MIP solution. Record of incorporated Information Exchange Requirements. Guidance for nations and Communities Of Interest (CoIs) on how to implement the MIP specification within the context of their national C2IS. Procedures for testing the MIP specification. STANAGs are NATO standardised agreements. STANAG 5525 establishes a common data model that NATO nations individually ratify and implement in their own C2IS. [1] July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 15

16 Concept Data Exchange Mechanism
MIP Common Interface National C2IS National C2IS Nat. Comms. Nat. Comms. Ethernet LAN Nat. DB Nat. DB JC3IEDM JC3IEDM For the requirements of information exchange by pushing data, MIP has continued the development of the data exchange mechanism (DEM), as shown in the slide. II II PDU User Terminal {101}A05{ |7|R05{ …. User Terminal En. Armoured Bn in 30TXM200123 En. Armoured Bn in 30TXM200123 July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 16

17 NNEC Data Strategy Enabling Data & Information Services
Nat DB Gateway Data exchanged across Engineered, well-defined interfaces between known Systems Gateway TODAY Nat DB Publish/Subscribe of Information between known Systems NATO NETWORK ENABLED CAPABILITIES (NNEC) Nat DB Nat DB Sharing in the Information Sphere Data & Services The biggest change will be the change from the information exchange approach to the information sharing paradigm. We will move from an information exchange concept, where information is pushed from system to system, into a shared space, where it is possible to pull or subscribe to relevant information. TOMORROW National Systems Publish Data in the Information Sphere Metadata Registry Discovery Catalogs & Service Registry Unanticipated Authorized Users Pull Data from the Information Sphere Nat DB Shared Space  July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 17 Unclassified Page 17

18 MIP Data Exchange Mechanism
MIP, NATO & NNEC JC3IEDM JC3IEDM JC3IEDM Object Oriented Data Model ? Semantic Schema for Information Exchange Semantic Schema for Information Exchange Ontology MIP Data Exchange Mechanism (DEM) The most stable standard is the JC3IEDM, which is XML enabled currently. Possibly, the model may be transformed into an object oriented model. The next stage will then be to move the data model towards the “JC3IEDM Ontology” – leading to more advanced and efficient decision making support. NNEC will be based on the Service Oriented Architecture concept and JC3IEDM should be able to expose information in this environment. XML Exchange Service Oriented Architecture ? Web Services ?? TODAY July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 18 Unclassified Page 18

19 Summary Organisation Specification National C2ISs Unclassified
MSG PMG IPT 3 IPT F Common Information Exchange Requirements (IERs) Multinational Forum to promote international interoperability Organisation MIP should be understood in the context of its 3 integrated components: Organisation, as an international military data interoperability organisation that meets to define common information exchange requirements (IERs), which can be exchanged between different national C2IS. Specifications since by delivering an assured capability for interoperability of information, MIP facilitates interoperability through defining and developing common technical standards and associated documentation. MIP intends to further develop and improve interoperability standards in order to support understanding in a common working environment. National C2IS System development, as a forum for national implementers to synchronise their MIP C2IS materiel fielding plans; and as an organisation that assists in testing national C2IS in accordance with MIP specifications, which is focused on fielded solutions and iterative development. Specification National C2ISs Nat DB Nat DB Nat DB Standards Nat DB Nat DB Development of common Standards Tests of fielded Solutions July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 19 Unclassified Page 19

20 MIP Website
You can access the MIP Website at, which contains all the latest information relevant to MIP and all the baseline documentation. Access to certain areas is restricted to MIP members. More details about the way of working in MIP you can find in the MIP Programme Management Plan (MPMP) on the MIP Website. MIP Website Open Area Access to the official Documents July 2013 MIP © Unclassified Page 20 Unclassified Page 20

21 Questions Unclassified Unclassified July 2013 MIP © 2013-2014 Page 21

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