Architecture for a Truly Integrated Defense Network
SOLIPSYS CORP LAUREL MD
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The National Capital Region NCR of the United States of America U.S. is a microcosm of all that is difficult in creating a regional, integrated defense against terrorism multiple civil jurisdictions, target-rich environment, and the requirement to involve many organizations in any decision. The Regions current defense lacks a truly Integrated Defense System IDS. Through the use of a demonstrated and available Network-Centric Warfare NCW solution, there can be significant improvement in the timeline and quality of decision makers response to threats. Regional radar systems have an effective data path to military fighter aircraft and missile batteries in the NCR however, there are other governmental, non-military systems generating data that could also contribute to the real-time picture. This nonmilitary data cannot always flow to decision makers, and when it does, inconsistencies between the disparate systems require human input to resolve. An NCW application would allow these stovepipe systems to share data, thus producing a common picture of the Region. The Tactical Component Network TCNRegistered provides an architecture that is successfully deployed by the U.S. military today and can be implemented immediately. The more complete and common picture provided by TCN reduces the threat response timeline.
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