Accession Number:

ADA461974

Title:

Interoperability Senior Steering Group Efforts to Build a Global Data Network for Joint Coalition Warfighting

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

CENTRAL COMMAND MACDILL AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Joint warfighting operations demand responsive information exchange across combined forces and unified commands for planning, unity of effort, decision superiority, and decisive global operations. In a concerted endeavor with the other warfighting theater commands, and supported by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of DefenseCommand, Control, Computers, and Intelligence and the National Security Agency, U.S. Central Command is fielding a global multinational information sharing network called Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System CENTRIXS. CENTRIXS is web-centric and uses commercial-off-the-shelf equipment. Implementation is focused on fielding core information services first e-mail with attachments, web-browser-based data access, and file sharing e.g., office documents, txt, pdf, image files. Other required services, including collaboration and near-real time data access, are enabled as the network matures. To the extent possible, CENTRIXS will subsume and consolidate existing stove-piped coalition networks as part of a single, unified system. Over 32 coalition nations are now operating on CENTRIXS globally. Gateways are operational at USCENTCOM Navy, Army, and Air Force component task forces and five deployed force sites, including three for Special Operations. The initial USEUCOM gateway is operational and the USPACOM gateway is in progress.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE