Battlefield intelligence to benefit from Web-based tool

Army to test system that fuses operations data, gathered information at NIE

A Web-based system that fuses real-time operations data and accumulated intelligence will be evaluated by soldiers at the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 12.2 in May, the Army said.

Named "ops-intel convergence," the program will provide real-time intelligence to commanders so they can immediately plan and adjust operations, the service said. Operational data refers to present occurrences, such as the locations and activities of friendly and enemy forces and ongoing missions. Intelligence refers to the collection of data and analysis over time concerning the enemy and environment, the service said.

The system, known as Prototype-Operations/Intelligence Convergence (P-OIC) will be a system under evaluation integrated into the larger NIE architecture in support of the formal operational test for Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, the service added. By using a ruggedized laptop equipped with P-OIC, soldiers can log into the Web-based Ozone framework and access software applications specific to their missions, the Army explained.

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