Open Architecture in Naval Combat System Computing of the 21st Century: Network-Centric Applications
PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICE INTEGRATED WARFARE SYSTEMS WASHINGTON DC
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This paper describes the Navys Open Architecture OA effort. At its most fundamental, OA is an integrated engineering discipline, a technical approach, and a business strategy for information systems that is based on mainstream commercial-off-the-shelf COTS information and computing technologies and systems. The OA initiatives seek to reduce multiple infrastructures that result from a myriad of competing architectures, and also to embrace a product-line approach that will generate true economic efficiencies. With this in mind, the Navy is developing a comprehensive strategy, plan, and program for an OA approach and strategy to address weapon system affordability, interoperability, and performance for todays fleet and the Navy after next. In the fall of 2002, the Navy stood up several new Program Executive Offices PEOs, including the PEO for Integrated Warfare Systems PEO IWS, which focuses on surface ship and submarine naval warfare technologies and systems. PEO IWS will help select common standards and products in the areas of frameworks, middleware, resource management, and operating systems, using both established and evolving industry standards to avoid proprietary solutions that might constrain rather than enhance interoperability, operational effectiveness, and future technology insertion. Furthermore, the computer program architecture will enable the introduction of common functions across multiple systems and platforms.
- Computer Hardware
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics