Architectural Design Document for the Technology Demonstration of the Joint Network Defence and Management System (JNDMS) Project
Technical Report,31 Mar 2006,21 Sep 2009
MACDONALD DETTWILER AND ASSOCIATES LTD DARTMOUTH (NOVA SCOTIA) DARTMOUTH Canada
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Network Enabled Operations may enable Defence and Security forces to operate more effectively, efficiently and quickly than an adversary. This is known as Decision Superiority, which is the ability to make better and faster decisions than would-be criminals, terrorists and hostile forces. Decision Superiority is dependent on robust Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance C4ISR systems and the underlying networks and computer systems. Criminals, terrorists and hostile forces are becoming more sophisticated in their ability to compromise the C4ISR systems of Defence and Security forces. The threat to the Canadian Forces and our Allies is here and now - hackers try to compromise our computer and network infrastructures on a daily basis. In future operations the lives of Canadians and Allies could depend on Canadas ability to maintain sustain and defend its Network Enabled Operations. At the highest level, the purpose of JNDMS is to ensure the safety and security of Canadians and our Allies. The JNDMS will enable the Canadian Forces CF to be more effective, efficient and successful in conducting military operations. Military Commanders and network operators and maintainers will be able to make better decisions on how best to conduct operations and how to operate and maintain networks in support of current and future operations. JNDMS will help military commanders to be more cognisant of the net centric dimension of the modern battlefield. It will help ensure that network provided services are available and optimized when they are needed by the CF.