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Secure Access Management for a Secret Operational Network (SAMSON) Technology Demonstrator (TD). Empire Challenge (EC) / Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID)

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Technical Report

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Bell Canada Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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This report describes the planning and execution of two independent trial activities that constituted the completion requirements for the phase II SAMSON TD development effort. These demonstration activities includes Empire Challenge 2011 EC2011 Empire Challenge is an annual US joint military and coalition intelligence interoperability demonstration. It is hosted out of Fort Huachuca, Arizona with connectivity provided through JFCOM to link demonstration partners including DRDC Shirleys Bay. The goal of the demonstration is to deploy new technologies into asimulated operational environment. May 9 - June 3, 2011. Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demo CWID2011 CWID is a global interoperability event that allows for the discovery of leading edge C4ISR technologies to identify and fill warfighter and agency gaps. May30 - June 24, 2011.Both trials shared a common objective to improve information protection and access management for military and defence operations on SECRET networks in order to provide application independent caveat separation of information for use in common operational picture correlation and reporting in a federated multinational information sharing environment. Both trials were conducted using a common defined scenario that exercised the core phase II SAMSON capabilities. Both trials were successfully completed with all technology and capability targets achieved.

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