Accession Number:

ADA523042

Title:

Course of Action Analysis in the Global Information Grid

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DoD is investing resources to support the development of the Global Information Grid GIG a services-oriented architecture SOA based on web services technology. The GIG will enable interoperability between all levels of military systems, sensors, simulations, operational users, autonomous software agents, etc., in tasks that range from purely administrative through complex Command and Control functions throughout the DoD. This article discusses the participation of NRL in a GIG proof-of-principle prototype that uses web services to provide the connectivity between the Global Command and Control System GCCS, Joint Warfare Simulation JWARS, as well as intelligent software agents to support Course of Action Analysis CoAA. We also describe two of the many challenges that software agents must overcome to realize the full potential of the GIG.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE