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Generic Organisation Data Integration Solution: The Fast and Convenient Way to Integrate Data

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The best solution to making tactical and strategic decisions at a coalition level would be to completely integrate information systems in a seamless manner without considering the various participating countries. Various technological solutions offer the required functionality to accomplish this. Unfortunately, even though considerable efforts are currently being deployed to make this possible, presently it is impossible to rapidly integrate information systems that would allow the existence of C2 applications to manage coalitions formed by any NATO member country. Given the requirements of countries to rapidly intervene in theatres of operation, often jointly with many countries, many army corps, it would be important to have a transitory solution that would allow the rapid integration of the various C2 applications that are used by the various involved countries, until all countries can standardize their respective applications. The Operational Data Store ODS, is the data structure that integrates heterogeneous data coming from various sources into a coherent set of data and serve as a data source for C2 applications. In this paper, we will present a solution that uses an ODS to rapidly integrate C2 applications from various countries in order to provide C2 functions to a coalition.

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  • Information Science
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

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