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1 Strong Angel II: Designing the Edge Design and implement a far-forward capacity for rapid and appropriate humanitarian information management from global resources within and across civil-military boundaries. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii July 2004

2 Complete a set of tasks demonstrating techniques and capabilities designed to achieve secure, edge-based information flow across the civil-military boundary during complex humanitarian emergencies in austere environments. Mission:

3 Participation: OSD ( Office of the Secretary of Defence ) DARPA ( Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) DHS ( Department of Homeland Security) ARC ( American Red Cross) BBN ( Bolt, Baranec, and Newman) Buckminster Fuller Institute CENTCOM ( US Central Command ) Coalition Provisional Authority (Baghdad) George Mason University Groove Networks Harvard Brigham and Womens Hospital International Medical Corps Mindtel ( Syracuse University) MITRE Corporation ( Mass Inst Tech Res & Eng) National Virtual Translation Center NATO Rocky Mountain Institute (Aspen) San Diego State University SPAWAR Systems Center - Europe TIDES World Press Reports (DARPA) UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK Royal Navy United Nations Joint Logistics Center United Nations World Food Programme US Army (352 nd Civil Affairs) US Marine Corps (3 rd Civil Affairs Group) US Navy (Third Fleet and others) US State Department National Representatives Canada Egypt France Jordan

4 1. Disconnected operations are the rule, rather than the exception. 2. Agility is more valuable than planning. 3. Effectiveness depends on inclusiveness. 4. Trust only grows on neutral ground. 5. Open pipes and open eyes: protect your data--not the network. 6. Expect to wage war and peace simultaneously. A few guiding principles…

5 Kosovo (S-M), US Army soldiers - German food - Russian helicopter - NATO leadership - Civilian support - United Nations mission

6 Cultural insight

7 Koran published in Zulu funded with $1 million through a personal donation from Osama bin Laden through the Islamic Propagation Center in Durban, South Africa Regional perspectives… Osama viewed by others

8 And languages… (always languages…)

9 Consequences when misunderstood …

10 A complex refugee management problem… Strong Angel 2000

11 From Strong Angel 2000 to Iraq…UN staff who were present for both

12 The area of interest was perhaps more complicated than we first thought. -- COL John Graham, RAMC

13 MERPI Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Program for Iraq

14 Strong Angel II Kailua-Kona, Hawaii July 2004 OSD-NII sponsorship DARPA funding

15 Strong Angel Topic Areas Translation Collaboration Communication Cultural awareness Information management

16 Strong Angel Topic Areas Translation Collaboration Communication Cultural awareness Information management

17 Near-real-time broadcast translations Human and machine-based

18 Babylon: Simultaneous multi-lingual chat ( English-Arabic-English )

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21 Be prepared to communicate with those who do not speak your language. Visitor translations

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23 Strong Angel Topic Areas Translation Collaboration Communication Cultural awareness Information management

24 Distributed collaboration… Secure file encryption at 192-bit threshold Voice-Over-Internet (encrypted) Bandwidth optimized Alerting cues Import-Export as XML with any database Web download for free if needed Transparent – all organizations Adaptive architecture (instantly flexible) Distance learning (and teaching) Remote presentations Distributed collaboration inside CENTCOM won the war Statement from CENTCOM and the Army Lessons Learned Lab Quoted by an OSD official, 11 July 03 Reference library of pubs and docs Logistics delivery calendar Instant Messaging (encrypted) Secure chat (encrypted) Annotated maps Annotated satellite photos Whos available, instantly Immediate feedback on comms Sends only binary changes Peer-to-peer, so no ownership

25 Emergency Communications

26 Pony Express Mobile b cloud giving the disconnected synchrony through commercial tools TESTED Discussion, Calendar, Instant Messages, Files Video files from VSee (.wmv) Arabic and English translations (.mp3) Babylon Chat Toucan Navigate locations Forms: submissions, templates, and updates Assessment Forms, Request Forms, etc.

27 VSee

28 Rumor reporting Incident reporting Medical Status Reports Medical Joining Reports Logistics delivery schedules Maps and annotated images Casualty evacuation requests Briefing documents and presentations Refugee tracking on UNHCR standards Field requests for humanitarian assistance Contact rolodex with GIS location mapping Library of important publications and agreements

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30 ToucanNavigate interactive Groove GIS tool. Brings collaborative GIS to the edge of the network Provides coordination and decision support Contains geospatial layers in standard GIS file formats May add objects, layers and metadata directly to maps May also track movements using standard GPS

31 Library

32 Information feeds: Automated push from a request (pull)

33 KGVAD-1 ToucanNavigate Lightweight and collaborative GIS Using standard file formats With GPS integration, co-navigation, and movement tracking

34 Browser-based Groove collaboration tool

35 Police Blotter

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37 No military in the design No staff No training logistics No authority No funding No communications No civ-mil network And yet no other option.

38 Distributed peer-to-peer collaboration

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40 Open-source collaborative website Plone to Zope to Groove to Zope to Plone

41 Contacts with GIS mapping…

42 Strong Angel Topic Areas Translation Collaboration Communication Cultural awareness Information management

43 Done.

44 Comms in Iraq UHF 2. VHF 3. HF 4. SATPHONE X. PA system X

45 Bring superb and open comms… …teach them to everyone… …and leave them behind. …use them daily across all boundaries…

46 Do daily work over those shared comms so you ensure they work properly

47 Establishing community usefulness quickly

48 Panasonic Toughbook CF-73 Hardware resilience Bring hardware suited to both the environment and the tasks.

49 Remote surveillance…

50 FotoNotes Annotation on-screen

51 Interactive tele-journalism in the field

52 Strong Angel Topic Areas Translation Collaboration Communication Cultural awareness Information management

53 Post-Conflict Reconstruction Indicators

54 Strong Angel II: The Onsite Team

55 The task solutions were designed along lines that reached… …across competing organizations… …and across civil-military boundaries

56 Across cultures… …and into the community.

57 Donations to the local community

58 MEGABEAM Rogue WiFi disturbance PACOM Joint Frequency Management Office And Melanie Local community trust solved the problem… not technology.

59 Flexible solar array

60 Ethical consultation

61 NATO contingent

62 1. Disconnected operations are the rule, rather than the exception. 2. Agility is more valuable than planning. 3. Effectiveness depends on inclusiveness. 4. Trust only grows on neutral ground. 5. Open pipes and open eyes: protect your data--not the network. 6. Expect to wage war and peace simultaneously. Re-stating the guiding principles…

63 Questions?


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