Worldwide Consortium for the Grid (W2COG) Research Initiative Phase 1
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD provided 1.6M, and allowed eighteen months, for the Worldwide Consortium for the Grid W2COG research initiative to learn and apply lessons from the world of open e-business on the worldwide web to accelerate GIG development. Compared to a typical DoD Think Tank study, W2COG more than returned value of OSDs investment by delivering a number of successful process pilots for 1. Rapid 30-60 day, low cost 10s of K, objective, expert, industry analysis of net-ready issues 2. Community of interest COI for semantic data strategy 3. Rapid demonstration, validation, and fielding of bundled interoperable net-ready edge-of- the-GIG network components. These pilots performed by the members of a functioning community of international government and industry experts proved the hypothesis that an open e-business approach can team mutually motivated government and industry partners in ventures to find accelerated good enough paths to GIG functionality. Recommendations are for W2COG sponsors and their constituents to harvest the benefit of their success by using W2COG institute honest broker, to evaluate, validate and verify capability risk mitigation and low-cost, rapid turnaround on concepts, pilots, and prototypes certify and deploy reference implementations via consumable model netcentric productivity metrics semantic data strategy.
- Computer Systems
- Information Science
- Economics and Cost Analysis