After Action Report: Cursor On Target International User Group Meeting (2nd). Held on 1-2 April 2014
MITRE CORP HANSCOM AFB MA
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Cursor On Target CoT is a technical approach for enabling systems to communicate time sensitive position, or What, When, Where, information. CoT leverages Extensible Markup Language XML technology and defines an extensible message format for communicating this information. The schema are supported by a suite of powerful applications that facilitate data translation, software development, and system integration. CoT translators exist for Link-16, VMF, Google Earth and FalconView. CoT is operationally deployed 24x7 worldwide in over 300 systems. MITRE works in the role of System Engineer for the Cursor on Target Program Office managed by AFLCMCHNAG at Hanscom AFB. MITRE not only provides Configuration Management Change Control for the schema and key applications, we also provide best practices for development of CoT-enabled systems, deployment of CoT data architectures, and concepts for integration of CoT into Enterprise networks. With over 1,700 users in the CoT User Group, MITRE as directed by our government customers endeavors to provide training and venues for exchanging information, future requirements, and operational concerns. The key event each year is our CoT Annual User Group Meeting, which has historically been hosted in the Boston area. This year s 5th Annual User Group Meeting built upon the 2013 Meeting, which was opened for the first time to International participation to address the growing international interest in CoT. The challenge of foreign participation is based upon our constraints in sharing technology with non-US citizens International Traffic in Arms Regulations ITAR require State Department approval for such discussions. Recognizing these restrictions, we developed presentations that were suitable for Public Release and split the meeting into two sessions. Invitations were sent to known international users of CoT with the notice that we would welcome all users potential users on the first day of the meeting.
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