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1 1 DCGS-A The Evolving Environment & Transition to Open Competition

2 2 To provide an update on the DCGS-A program, initial efforts toward the DCGS-A Increment (Inc) 2 competition, and general observations. -Overview -Current Environment -Emerging Conditions -Request for Industry -Focus Areas -PM Observations -Conclusion and Path Forward Purpose Context: the Army has explored technical architectures, capabilities, and market trends of the data integration, visualization, and analytics market. This review, along with soldier feedback on the current Increment 1 program, support a shift to focus on Increment 2 and have shaped the path forward

3 3 DCGS-A Overview  Fielded to INSCOM and every Corps, Division, and Brigade deploying to OEF and across the globe  Is a ‘System of Systems’ that includes Fixed Sites, deployable ground stations, and organic headquarters and unit equipment (servers/laptops)  Provides ~60 intelligence analysis tools and access to ~700 data sources, which deliver actionable information to Warfighting Commanders -Weather, Terrain, Link Analysis, etc. -Access to Army/Joint ISR and sensor data -Full Domain support for HUMINT, SIGINT, GEOINT, COMINT, CYBERINT, ELINT -Supports Full Spectrum Operations (Low and High Intensity)  Capabilities are commercial products and solutions (hardware and software)  Builds to open architecture and compliant with Intelligence and Army standards The Army’s ‘Flagship’ Intelligence System for analysis and fusion Robust Multi-INT Tools

4 4  Increment 1, Release 1 is in Post-FDD Fielding -Intelligence Community Alignment -Geospatial Intelligence Exploitation and Foundation Capability -Full Motion Video ingestion, exploitation, and dissemination -All Source Analysis leveraging over 700 data sources  Increment 1, Release 2 in preparation for LUT at NIE High Side delivery to support SCI (NSAnet and JWICS) operations -HUMINT data Interoperability -Additional ‘ease of use’ enhancements  Increment 2 is Pre-MS B -Information System (IS) CDD in JROC Staffing -Request for Information (RFI) released to Industry on 13 Aug, 2014 Program Status Update Continuing to field DCGS-A capability and equip deployers

5 5 Evolving Environment  Continuously evolving standards and protocols −Intelligence Community Information Technology Environment (IC ITE) −Data Standards, DIB, DI2E, Joint Information Environment (JIE)  Significant growth of IT related technologies −Transition to ‘cloud’ structure for data storage −‘Big Data’ analytics and data mining −Structured and unstructured databases −Customized ‘apps’ w/ analytical algorithms −Artificial Intelligence (AI) to aid human analysis −Bandwidth compression; Quality of Service  Cyber-security as an intelligence domain (CYBERINT)  Growing user familiarity w/ mobile computing across infrastructures DCGS-A Inc 2 will leverage private sector advancements and must adapt to the evolving IC/DoD standards, in order to ensure success ICT Industry Revolution

6 6 1 - Cloud Computing  Represents significant opportunity for efficiencies/ budget savings  Transformative Technology (20 years) -Already dominates 80% of businesses in North America -Info flow key to benefit  National Security Implications -Facilitate information dominance -Privacy, security and IPR/data ownership issues are key -Security largely ‘after thought’  Numerous emerging services −CIA, DIA, DISA −Updated DoD policy Cloud services can bring modernization, agility and efficiency to the IT structure in support of national security

7 7 2 - Big Data & Performance Computing  Data growth occurring at exponential rate  Ability to manipulate data sets that exceed current/traditional data processing  Principle 4 Vs of Data −Large volumes of data sets −Variety of types (video, text, etc) and unstructured −Speed of Service and Velocity to delivery −Veracity to eliminates false positives  High Performance Computers (HPC) -Models and simulations -Already used for predictive analysis AI, Weather, Nuclear testing -Help w/ Intel trends, forecasting, analysis “Just like oil was a natural resource powering the last industrial revolution, data is going to be the natural resource for this IT revolution.” Industry CEO Meteorological forecasting

8 8 3 - Visualization and Tools  Workspace design −Graphs, browsers, collaboration −Map and object explorer applications −Assistance and help/guide features  Intuitive and Facilitates Cognitive Functions −Optimize training/NET and FSR reduction  Extensible and tailorable −Modular application framework can be utilized to develop entire new applications. −3rd party developers have added/extended applications  Scalable to enable large data/node depictions  Common Feedback Visualization tools are the fundamental user interface and must facilitate “ease of use”, reduce FSR dependencies, and accelerate training times

9 9 Risks Crime Espionage Attack  Limited consensus on the nature of the threat  Cyber domain is everywhere  Malicious code manifests in many ways  Many sources (State, State Sponsored, Non-State, Individual)  Attribution is difficult  Cyber access incurring “involuntary” participation Effect ID Theft and Fraud IP Theft (1.5% drag on GDP) Loss of Essential Services Cyber Security Challenges 4 - Cyber Security National Security Impact Consumer Confidence Economic Growth Institutional Confidence Cyber threats are growing, system security must be an inherent part of design for a balanced ecosystem

10 4 Leverage Existing DCGS-A SoS DCGS-A is a robust ‘System of Systems’; Inc 2 will focus on data integration and access, while enhancing Visualization tools and fully leveraging existing investments. CONUS Tactical Environment OCONUS 10 DCGS-A Inc 2 Focus 1 – Integrated data and access layer 2 – Enhance visualization tools/display 3 – Address (Disconnected, Intermittent & Limited) bandwidth environment

11 11 Industry Input on DCGS-A Inc 2  Continuous feedback and information on potential strategy −Optimal program management structure for systems integration (Government and Industry integration) −Ability to leverage fielded DCGS-A Inc 1 capabilities −Plan for incremental deliveries over time −Source selection factors and ‘incentives’ structure (cost, schedule, performance) −Feedback on requirements  How to best leverage the ‘IT Box” approach  Ability to accelerate capability insertion, while remaining aligned w/ interoperability and Cyber requirements Seeking Industry input on acquisition approach, requirements and technologies DCGS-A Inc 2 RFI

12 12 05/10/2014  An iterative RFI approach to adopt inputs and Industry feedback  Id entification of programmatic and technical ‘risks’ for management - Requirements crosswalk and identification of technical risk candidates  Continual engagements and exchanges (Industry Day on 20 Jan)  Establishment of the formal PoR management office for DCGS-A Inc 2 Ongoing Focus Areas Continuous and iterative dialogue with Industry to ensure alignment FY

13 13  Cyber and Information Assurance importance is growing  Reliability growth equally important for “software intensive programs”  Info System standards and protocols decisions consider transport  Continue to emphasize “best value”, growing concern on LPTA  Transparency key among Industry; key to R&D investments (BBP 3.0)  Lab environment must be as realistic as possible (latency, IA)  Army transitioning from SSC – regionally aligned/globally engaged  Training (beyond “button-ology”) is equally critical to employment  Convergence, convergence - intelligence must support/enable mission command and transport systems must align General Observations Lessons learned need to become lessons applied Technical Industrial Operational

14 14  DCGS-A continues to field capability to deployers and operational units  Current IT capabilities and Intel Community standards are evolving  Emerging and innovative technologies available  Responses to RFI #1 complete; RFI #2 pending (Oct/Nov)  Industry Day on 20 January 2015 Conclusion and Path Forward Industry feedback and coordination is critical for our future National Security


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