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1 Connecting People With Information COI Pilot Capability Development and Deployment Overview DoD Net-Centric Data Strategy (DS) and Community of Interest (COI) Training For further information OSD at: 2-Day Training Version 08.4

2 2 Purpose / Outline Purpose: Explain the purpose of a COI pilot and describe a recommended process to develop and deploy a successful COI pilot Outline –Why is a Pilot Valuable? –Sample COI Governance Structure –Recommended COI Pilot Process –Summary

3 3 Why is a pilot valuable? Pilots are intended to –Perform risk reduction on Programs of Record –Influence CONOPS, planning and requirements analysis –Identify and resolve issues –Provide state of the art experimentation –Develop and test approaches –Obtain user feedback –Provide joint capabilities rapidly Implementing net-centric information sharing requires change in: –Mindset: From “Need to Know” to “Responsibility to Share” –Governance: Shared capabilities that are jointly managed and funded –Policies and Procedures:  Accreditation processes that are more flexible and have an enterprise perspective  Security policies that accommodate unanticipated users –Technologies: Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, etc. Scoping a small pilot project will help pave a path toward larger projects when the pilot transitions into Programs of Record

4 4 Briefing Focus Sample COI Governance Structure WGs Additional Working Groups as needed Executive Board (FO/GO) Chair or Co-Chair 2 or 3 star level 1 star level Chair with 0-6/GS-15 membership Develop repeatable process to demonstrate COI products (e.g, COI vocabulary) Leverage core enterprise services Execute as risk reduction for next Pgm of Record (PoR) spiral Steering Committee Forum (Chair or Co-Chair) Joint Implementation Working Group (Appropriate Lead/Co-Lead) Define & implement high level COI capability roadmap and schedule milestones Stand up Pilot WG as needed Synchronize COI products with existing processes (e.g., JCIDS, Acquisition, PPBE) Data Management Working Group (Appropriate Lead/Co-Lead) Develop shared vocabulary for a given problem area in accordance with the DoD Net- Centric Data Strategy Promote & review COI activities Resolve cross-COI discrepancies Ensure appropriate participation Act as primary COI POC Track milestones & success criteria Pilot Demonstration Working Group (Appropriate Lead/Co-Lead) May be collapsed Mission Area & Domain Portfolio Managers

5 5 Joint Implementation and Pilot Work Groups Define Pilot Problem Statement(s) Define Pilot Objectives and Spirals Identify Success Criteria/Metrics 1. Determine Scope and Objectives Pilot Work Group Data Management Work Group Recommended COI Pilot Process Develop Use Cases and High Level Architecture Define Plan, Budget, and Milestones Define and Validate Data Vocabulary Design Service Interfaces and Interactions Implement Data Services Prepare for Next Pilot Spiral Document User Feedback Gather Lessons Learned Evaluate Success Criteria/Metrics Integrate with Core Enterprise Services Test and Demonstrate Pilot Denotes Major Process Milestone Obtain COI Leadership Approval Collect Metrics 2. Develop Design & Implementation Plan Collaborate with Existing Data Producers 4. Develop Data Management Plan 5. Implement Pilot & Demonstration Pilot Work Group Joint Implementation and Pilot Work Groups 6. Evaluate Pilot 3. Approve Plan and Funding Steering Committee & Executive Board Integrate with Program(s) of Record Execute Transition Plan Joint Implementation and Pilot Work Groups 7. Transition Pilot Select Next Pilot Identify Pilot Working Group Lead Approx months

6 6 1. Determine Scope and Objectives Select an appropriate Working Group lead –Ideally one with a linkage to the targeted Program of Record (PoR) Define an information sharing problem statement (S amples on next chart) Limit pilot scope to 9-12 month effort Define additional pilot objectives, e.g., use NCES Security & Discovery services, deliver capabilities in 9 months Define pilot spirals –Sequence several spirals to implement pilot objectives –Confirm that PoRs intend to incorporate successful pilot capabilities Identify success criteria/metrics, e.g., –Quantify pilot influence and risk reduction to PoRs involved –Compare costs of developing net-centric information sharing vs. traditional point-to-point interfaces –Assess if pilot provided capabilities and information are useful to targeted and unanticipated users –Assess lifecycle cost/effort reduction from the use of core enterprise services !

7 7 Sample Pilot Problem Statements To reduce the latency of updates to Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) Link Status data from 12 hours to 15 minutes, and to provide these updates to the Single Integrated Space Picture (SISP) system as well as to other authenticated consumers via a service interface. To publish vessel position reports from Automatic Identification System (AIS) Aggregation Centers (i.e., US Coast Guard (USCG), Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Navy, and Department of Transportation) to authorized subscribers and graphically display that data on several visualization tools (e.g., Google Earth, Google Maps). To provide Time Sensitive Targeting information from the Army’s Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) and Command and Control Personal Computer (C2PC) to authorized users that only have web browser capability.

8 8 2. Develop Design and Implementation Plan Develop use cases and scenarios based on pilot problem statement Develop a high level architecture that includes: –Data sources –Vocabulary needs –Services to implement –Core Enterprise Services usage –Service interactions to include the tentatively planned information exchange model, e.g.,  Request / Response  Publish / Subscribe  Advertise in combination with Request / Response –Data consumers to be demonstrated –Security model

9 9 2. Develop Design and Implementation Plan (concluded) Conduct meetings up front with appropriate data “owners” to obtain approval to access and share data –Where needed, raise issues to senior stakeholders –An MOU may be needed to gain concurrence Define pilot plan, budget and milestones –Scope is key! –Consider sequencing the use cases and scenarios into several iterations to implement and extend the solution –Establish target milestones to include synchronization with joint exercises, programs of record incremental delivery cycles, and requirements, acquisition and budgeting cycles –Identify funding requirements for personnel, hardware, software, and other resources –Include pilot transition plan

10 10 3. Approve Plan and Funding Obtain COI Steering Committee and Executive Board approval –Approve implementation plan including  Data access approach –Data that will be made available –Agreement that planned data access controls suffice –Who has decision authority  Certification and Accreditation (C&A) approach  Schedule and milestones  Targeted transition plan –Approve budget and secure funding –Commit resources Steering Committee and Executive Board must include Component Resource Sponsors Program Manager must agree pilot is a risk mitigation for the next program increment !!

11 11 4. Develop Data Management Plan Collaborate with authoritative data sources to develop vocabulary Involve all key stakeholders in the Data Management Working Group Create information models –Follow a systematic approach by beginning with modeling the use cases and scenarios, developing a logical data model to support those scenarios, and deriving physical schemas and data definitions from the logical model –Reuse existing data models and schemas, where appropriate  Leverage DoD & IC Universal core vocabulary where appropriate  Leverage other terminology already defined in the DoD metadata registry Determine how the data asset should be tagged using the DoD Discovery Metadata Specification (DDMS) –Extend the DDMS with COI-specific extensions as necessary Recognize that vocabulary development and maintenance is an iterative process !

12 12 5. Implement Pilot & Demonstration Design Service Interfaces and Interactions –Decompose high level architecture into detailed design –Specify service interface incorporating COI approved XML schema –Determine how to integrate with authoritative data sources to include security models and mechanisms –Develop Information Assurance (IA) approach  Involve Designated Approving Authority (DAA) early to approve requirements and approach  Develop Systems Security Authorization Agreement (SSAA) for pilot environment Implement Data Services –Leverage industry standards and design patterns –Make services discoverable – register with enterprise service registry Integrate with Core Enterprise Services (as applicable) Test and Demonstrate Pilot –Develop test plan (e.g., unit, performance, user tests) –Deploy software to test/demonstration environment –Demonstrate the pilot – coincide with Joint exercise where possible

13 13 6. Evaluate Pilot Document user feedback and lessons learned –Document pilot experience and lessons learned –Include user feedback from user testing and demonstrations –Capture and share for each pilot spiral –Summarize at pilot conclusion Evaluate pilot success –Summarize success criteria / metrics results –Share with COI Steering Committee and Executive Board Present pilot results at next COI Forum

14 14 7. Transition Pilot Integrate pilot results with targeted Programs of Record as defined in the pilot transition plan (if appropriate) –Identify and prioritize remaining gaps to be fulfilled before pilot can be rolled into production –Incorporate as requirements into Capability Development Documents (CDDs) of relevant Programs of Record –Determine resource and funding requirements Inform your Portfolio Manager Ensure COI services are registered in a Service Registry and made available for service discovery Select a new risk reduction pilot

15 15 Next Steps Customize the pilot process to meet the needs and structure of your COI –A common approach is to have the vocabulary definition run parallel to the early steps of the pilot Gain concurrence on the pilot process with the COI Steering Committee Execute!

16 16 Summary Pilots can be pathfinders for programs as they implement net-centric information sharing –Exercise COI approved vocabulary –Increase familiarity with Service Oriented Architectures –Gain experience with the use of NCES Core Enterprise Services –Obtain user feedback on needed capabilities Pilots result in risk reduction and inform future program spirals Post Milestone B (System Development and Demonstration Phase) programs can (and should) spend current year funds on pilot demonstrations to define their next increment Strong Leaders help Pilots succeed


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