Software Engineering Center's support to CENTCOM.The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Software Engineering Center (SEC) completed the implementation of Modernized Integrated Database The national level repository for the general military intelligence available to the entire Department of Defense Intelligence Information System community and, through Global Command and Control System integrated imagery and intelligence, to tactical units. (MIDB) Replication of the All Source Analysis System-All Source (ASAS-AS ASAS-AS All Source Analysis System-All Source ) Conditional Version Release AS3.4.1. This effort provides the capability for ASAS-AS to interoperate with the Global Command and Control System-Integrated Imagery and Intelligence (GCCS-[I.sup.3]).
The Analysis and Control Element (ACE) at echelons above corps (EAC) require a near-real-time (NRT) replication capability to export the tactical enemy ground picture to both theater and national levels. This capability was initially scheduled for completion by June 2003, but was accelerated for fielding by mid-February 2003. The Central Command CENTCOM CENTCOM US Central Command
CENTCOM Coalition Central Command ) area of responsibility (AOR AOR
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To expedite the installation and training of AS3.4.1, experienced ASAS-AS software engineers deployed to Camp Doha, Kuwait, to provide support to the 513th Military Intelligence (MI) Brigade (Bde). The objective was to provide experienced, onsite support with in-depth software knowledge. The installation and training of the AS3.4.1 software and data server (DS) hardware were completed on schedule and within CENTCOM's required two-week period. The onsite engineer worked with ASAS-AS software engineers located at the CECOM SEC Depot at Fort Huachuca, AZ, via the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System The sensitive, compartmented information portion of the Defense Information Systems Network. It incorporates advanced networking technologies that permit point-to-point or multipoint information exchange involving voice, text, graphics, data, and video teleconferencing. Also called JWICS. (JWICS) to resolve any issues that occurred. This coordination enabled support to be provided expeditiously and effectively.
Once installation and training of the AS3.4.1 were completed in CENTCOM's AOR, the Department of the Army (DA) selected a second site for fielding. At the end of February, the ASAS-AS software engineers were sent to the 66th MI Group (GP) at Darmstadt, GE. Installation of the new software and training were provided for the unit's ASAS-AS analysts, European Regional Software Support Activity (RSSA), and onsite Tactical Automation Support (TAS) Field Support Engineers (FSEs).
At this time, ASAS-AS and DS systems are operational at both sites and ASAS-AS software engineers at Fort Huachuca continue to provide tele-maintenance support as required. This new capability provides a greater view of the battlefield to the warfighter located at theater level units.
Mr. Don Adamson can be reached via Email at Don.Adamson@us.army.mil and by telephone at (520) 538-1849 or DSN 879-1849.