Leveraging C2IEDM for Enhancing Systems Interoperability
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY (SINGAPORE) MILITARY PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
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The current conduct of operations for peace keeping or disaster relief sees the increasing need for co-operation among different national agencies and nations, to collaborate and to maintain awareness of the status, capabilities, response plans and C2 resources. The urgency and scale of such missions bring forth the need for seamless transition to operation, as well as the need for better interoperability of the respective systems used among the national agencies and the coalition partners. This paper presents the exploration conducted by Defence Science and Technology Agency DSTA on enhancing the integration between C2 and IT such as, human resource and logistic systems, as well as the interoperability between new and existinglegacy systems. In the exploration, DSTA uses Command and Control Information Exchange Data Model C2IEDM as the referential data model for building an information hub, and encapsulated the hub with a set of open-standards based web services. The set of services offered a consistent way of accessing and updating the information hub, while maintaining the hubs integrity by enforcing the business rules defined in C2IEDM. In addition, the set of services also shields web service consumers from the complexity of the model. This paper will discuss on the information integration architecture, challenges encountered and the lessons learnt during the exploration, while putting the state of the art data model into practice.
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