The Next Generation Computer Resources (NGCR) Database Management System Standards Working Group (DBWG) Update
NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA
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The Navys traditional standard embedded computer approach is no longer competitive in the present and emerging computing resources environment. Rapidly changing commercially based technologies permit more efficient and effective solutions to the full range of Navy computing resource requirements. Computing resources include the totality of computer equipment, computer programs, computer data, associated documentation, personnel, services and support. The objective of the NGCR program is to provide a new basis and approach for the Navys acquisition of computing resources to take better advantage of open system commercial advances and investments. We expect this approach will result in reduced production costs reduced operational and maintenance costs minimized development, test and evaluation costs and a more effective systems performance, integration, and upgrade. The intent of the NGCR Program is to incorporate commercially based, widely accepted, nonproprietary interface standards into computing resources for new systems acquisition and upgrading existing systems. The NGCR standardization efforts are in the area of operating system, backplane, database, graphics, project support environment, and networking. These commercially based standards will be adopted as formal military standards. Specific standards currently being adopted by the NGCR program include IEEE POSIX, ANSI FDDI, and IEEE Futurebus . The NGCR Program will not establish strictly Navy standards, but will adopt standards that leverage the international and national standards bodies work.
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