1.0 Communications and Computing Infrastructure

PEO-EIS 2010
1.0 Communications/Computing Infrastructure

1.0) Communications/Computing Infrastructure
1.1) Defense Communications and Army Transmissions Systems (DCATS)
Fort Monmouth, NJ
Phone: (732) 532-7920

Project Summary
Team Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (DCATS) manages a suite of more than 100 projects that supports joint Warfighters, major commands and combatant commanders.

Team DCATS provides worldwide strategic satellite communications and wideband control systems, long-haul terrestrial microwave and fiber optic communications systems, tech control facilities, Combat Service Support Communications systems, critical power infrastructure and combat vehicle intercom systems.
    Organizations within Team DCATS are:

* Defense Wide Transmission Systems (DWTS)

* Satellite Communications Systems (SCS)

* Vehicular Intercom Systems (VIS)

* Wideband Control (WC)

1.1.1) Defense Wide Transmission Systems (DWTS)
Fort Monmouth, NJ
Phone: (732) 532-3048

Rather than managing a single product line, the Project Manager Defense Wide Transmission Systems (PM DWTS)  manages more than 40 diverse projects – supporting warfighters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Germany, Korea, Japan and CONUS – and spanning the product areas of transmission systems, satellite communications systems, fiber optic networks, microwave networks, tech control facilities, critical power and equipment cooling systems, wireless networks, and services including operation of network management centers and management of a multi-billion dollar contract. PM DWTS interfaces with and supports customers including the Army, Marines, Air Force, Defense Intelligence Agency, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC), Combatant Commanders, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) and Dept. of State.

PM DWTS maintains field offices in Springfield, VA, Korea and Germany.

Products and Services

Projects, products and services include:

*Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminals (CSS VSAT)

*Combat Service Support Automated Information Systems Interface (CAISI)

*Communications infrastructure in Iraq and Afghanistan

*Mobile and Deployable Port Operations Centers (MPOC, DPOC)

*World Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract

*US Army ALTESS Critical Power and Equipment Cooling upgrade

*Korea Optical Backbone Replacement (KOBR)

*Korea Optical Network (KOTNET)

*Korea Digital Microwave Upgrade (DMU)

* USFK J6 Power Upgrades

1.1.2) Satellite Communications Systems (SCS)

Fort Monmouth, NJ
Phone: (732) 532-3281

Product Director Satellite Communications Systems (PdD SCS) manages the modernization, development and acquisition of Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) and Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS) system earth terminals and baseband equipment for all military services and agencies. SCS represents a “system-of-systems” approach for DoD SATCOM sites and facilities. SCS combines baseband and terminal expertise in one organization, to provide comprehensive Configuration Management; Systems Engineering for all Strategic, Teleport, Standard Tactical Entry Point  (STEP) and Gateway sites; resolution of interoperability and interface issues between baseband and Radio Frequency equipment; application of Army and DoD policies, directives and mandates; planning and execution of advanced technology demonstration programs; and a common ILS leadership to minimize redundancies and jurisdictional issues.

Products and Services

*AN/GSC-52 Modernization

*Ka Satellite Transmit and Receive Systems (KaSTARS) (AN/GSC-70)

*Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET)

* Enhanced Bandwidth Efficient Modem (EBEM)

*Multiplexer Integration and DCSS Automation System (MIDAS)

*Joint IP Modem (JIPM)

*DoD Teleport

*Standard Tactical Entry Point (STEP)

*Jam-Resistant Satellite Communications (JRSC)

*Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS)

*Forward-Based X-Band Transportable (FBX-T)

*Special Communications Link (SCL)

1.1.3) Vehicular Intercom

Systems (VIS)
Fort Monmouth, NJ
Phone: (732) 532-8989

Assistant Project Manager for Vehicular Intercom Systems (APM VIS) provides intercom systems which allow Soldiers to communicate in the high-noise environments of combat vehicles – a high Army priority. APM VIS is providing VIC-3 kits for most tactical vehicles deployed in Iraq; new-technology headsets and wireless devices for use with the VIC-3 and is supporting National Reset. VIS allows crews of tactical vehicles to communicate with each other above vehicle and/or combat noise. VIS allows all crew members to receive/transmit over a military radio and protects Soldiers from permanent hearing damage from high noise levels in modern tactical vehicles. VIS is the standard vehicle intercom in more than 50 tactical vehicle variants. Multiple components allow tailoring for specific vehicle configurations and interfaces with many military communications systems. VIS is the common intercom solution across vehicle platforms.

Products and Services

*Improved Tactical Headset

* Installation kits and support

* Multiple platform support for vehicles deploying to/returning from Iraq

*Integrating VIS into numerous vehicles being acquired to defend Soldiers and Marines against IEDs in Iraq, including the Buffalo, Cougar, RG-31 and Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV)

*VIS-X (next generation of VIS)

1.1.4) Wideband Control (WC)
Fort Monmouth, NJ
Phone: (732) 532-2049

Assistant Project Manager for Wideband Control (APM WC) acquires and installs state-of-the-art strategic satellite network control and planning systems for use with the DSCS, WGS and commercial satellite systems. All of the subsystems operations and communications between operators and processors are provided at one console location and are viewed from a multi-headed work station, which allows access to the network database and permits simultaneous display of data base components. These systems are typically deployed at Wideband Satellite Operation Centers (WSOCs) worldwide.

Products and Services

*Replacement Satellite Configuration Control Element (RSCCE)

* Global Satellite Configuration Control Element (GSCCE)

*DSCS Integrated Management System (DIMS)

*Common Network Planning Software (CNPS)

*Spectrum Monitoring System (SMS)

*Objective DSCS Operational Control System (ODOCS) Network and Work Station

1.2) Network Service Center (NSC)
Fort Monmouth, NJ
Phone: (732) 532-7910
Project Summary

The Network Service Center (NSC) project management office acquires and fields the Army’s worldwide installation-level telecommunications/information infrastructure (voice and data switches, outside cable plant, building wiring, command center upgrades and base radios).  

Project Manager NSC (NSC) provides LandWarNet core data backbone and telecommunications infrastructure and end user building upgrades / modernizations, at Army installations worldwide, in support of Reachback, Global Information Grid (GIG), and Net-Centricity.  Campus communications infrastructure is critical for power projection of the digital division and employment of advanced technology for an agile combat force.  PM NSC programs in worldwide theaters are critical enablers for Army Transformation, Global Defense Posture Realignment (GDPR), Global Basing and Re-Stationing and the Army Campaign Plan.  PM NSC provides a distinctive quick reaction capability in support of Southwest Asia for communications infrastructure implementations.

PM NSC partners with the world’s leading Information and Telecommunications companies through multiple contact vehicles, including the Installation Modernization (IMOD) Contract, the Long Term Life Cycle Support (LTLCS) contracts and the Base Radio System (BRS).  

Organizations within NSC are—

*Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP)

* Defense Communications Systems - Southwest Asia (DCS-SWA)

*Command Center Upgrades/Special Projects Office (CCU/SPO)

*Land Mobile Radio (LMR)

1.2.1) Command Center Upgrades/
Special Projects Office (CCU/SPO)
Fort Monmouth, NJ
Phone: (732) 532-7953

The Command Center Upgrades/Special Projects Office (CCU/SPO) provides project management, engineering, acquisition, installation, integration and testing for the upgrade, modernization or relocation of Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Information System (C4IS) operations and systems at Army, Joint, and Combined Headquarters/Command Centers and other C4IS-intensive facilities.  Project Director CCU/SPO (PD CCU/SPO) has decades of experience in command center upgrades and expertise in technical disciplines including voice, video, data, long-haul communications, telephone switching, software intelligence, audio-visual distribution briefing display systems and emergency response systems.

PD CCU/SPO maintains field offices in Korea, Germany, Fort Bragg and Florida to better support Combatant Commander warfighting requirements.

1.2.2) Defense Communications Systems-Southwest Asia (DCS-SWA)
Fort Monmouth, NJ
Phone: (732) 532-2074

Product Director Defense Communications Systems-Southwest Asia (PdD DCS-SWA) provides quick reaction, customized I3MP, imagery and Technical Control Facility (TCFs) implementations in the Southwest Asia Theater.  PD DCS-SWA uses a diverse group of contracts to tailor acquisitions to best serve the deployed Warfighter and meet the mission.  Acquisitions can range from critical, highly expedited efforts, in a changeable work environment, to large scale traditional I3MP efforts.

Whether expedited or traditional, PdD DCS-SWA provides for high capacity capabilities and near real-time throughput enabling essential communications systems in SWA.  PD DCS-SWA is a critical enabler for Army Enterprise, Army Knowledge Management (AKM) and the Army Campaign Plan.  

1.2.3) Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP)
Fort Belvoir, VA
Phone: (703) 806-4270

Product Manager Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (PdM I3MP) connects the Joint Warfighter through modernization and lifecycle  management of the information infrastructure, to support the Global Network Enterprise Construct (GNEC).  PdM I3MP enables a family of world class professionals to execute the global mission of connecting the joint Warfighter.

PdM I3MP provides a robust and scalable networked information infrastructure that allows migration to a network-centric, knowledge-based operation, and enhances connectivity between forward deployed forces with Continental United States (CONUS), Europe and Pacific based forces.  PdM I3MP is a part of the joint effort to improve and protect LandWarNet by enhancing the infrastructure to allow better efficiency and effectiveness of the network, and to ensure Army interoperability across the DoD.

1.2.4) Land Mobile Radio (LMR)
Fort Monmouth, NJ
Phone: (732) 427-6754

The Project Director, Land Mobile Radio (PD LMR) modernizes the Army’s CONUS non-tactical LMR systems that support installation public safety first responders, force protection, installation management and homeland defense.  PD LMR provides spectrum efficiencies by executing the migration of Army posts, camps and stations to narrowband frequencies as mandated by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).  PD LMR acquires solutions that meet Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) P25 interoperability standards.

1.3) Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online (AKO/DKO)
Fort Belvoir, VA
Phone: (703) 704-3727

The Project Management Office for AKO/DKO was reorganized in late 2009 to consolidate all PEO EIS enterprise service product managers under a single project manager. With several years of experience in the enterprise services arena, AKO/DKO was selected as the fulcrum for this effort to further the Global Network Enterprise Construct (GNEC) for PEO EIS and the Army.

Project Summary
Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online (AKO/DKO) is the Army’s portal to enterprise services.  

AKO/DKO provides a single point of entry into a robust knowledge management system for more than two million users worldwide. AKO is available to Active Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Department of the Army Civilians, Army Retirees (AD, USAR, ARNG and DAC) and Army-sponsored guests.  Defense Knowledge Online (DKO) serves the broader DoD community, and will leverage the AKO infrastructure to provide DoD and joint users with access to a growing network of Defense/joint enterprise services.

Products and Services
*Go Mobile, a major AKO/DKO initiative for implementation in 2010, uses smart phone technology for on-demand access to enterprise e-mail, including calendar, tasks, contacts, the AKO/DKO global address list, portal files, notifications and Army-wide announcements. It allows a user to send and receive signed and encrypted e-mail using CAC technology. Users can read and edit MS Word documents, MS Excel spreadsheets, and MS PowerPoint presentations. Additional portal areas will be optimized for portable devices to allow mobile applications to be added.  Mobile devices offered with Go Mobile include viewing goggles, a battery powered projector, a portable screen and keyboard, thermal printer, and mini solar charger.  

*An initiative to adopt AKO Mail with the AKO Outlook Connector as the exclusive secure SIPRNET Army e-mail system in FY 2010 provides the entire Army a single secure e-mail solution with no reduction in capability for the Warfighter. Other planned portal initiatives include a new survey channel with greatly increased functionality; the integration of the AKO Mail calendar into a calendar channel; implementation of a files lassoing or multiple files selection capability, the addition of a wiki channel and a “user-centric” content view capability.

1.3.1) Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems & Services (ALTESS)
Radford, VA
Phone: (540) 731-3432

ALTESS is a world class IT secure hosting and service provider giving 70,000 Army clients and partners full life-cycle information technology solutions, support and services to the Army’s Acquisition community and hosted customers in a secure environment.

ALTESS is the guardian of the Army’s acquisition data. Using advanced technologies and established business processes, it provides the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology and the Army Acquisition Executive with full PEO/PM life-cycle management and budget tools.  The ALTESS state-of-the-art Network Operations Security Center (NOSC) allows real-time situational awareness of enterprise systems and service.  ALTESS’ strategic foundation focuses on ‘people, processes and technology’ and uses proven business methods such as Lean Six Sigma and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).  

ALTESS’s secure hosting provides a secure, management environment spanning multiple architectures and technologies.

1.3.2) Area Processing Center (APC)
Fort Belvoir, VA
Phone: (703) 704-0552

The Product Manager Area Processing Center (PdM APC) provides the Army with capabilities and adaptive processes that support net-centricity, secure access to knowledge, and improved information systems and services throughout the Army environment.

APC supports the Army’s ability to integrate and manage the infrastructure as an enterprise to enhance capabilities and efficiencies through the implementing enterprise system.  Examples include e-mail, Active Directory, Army global directories, APC and related technologies deployed across all Army organizations.   

The APC is an enterprise-managed data center that is one part of a tightly coupled and Global Network Enterprise Construct (GNEC) that will provide a unifying architecture to bridge gaps between generating force and deploying force architectures.

The APC operationally leverages current and future enterprise resources including connectivity, equipment, network operations and personnel to deliver a synchronized and seamless information capability in support of the Army’s transformation to a more net-centric and modular force.  As part of the GNEC, the APC provides a platform for delivering enterprise services to the generating and warfighting communities regardless of location/posture.   APCs minimize costs and significantly enhance the Army’s Information Assurance/Computer Network Defense (IA/CND) posture by consolidating information assurance systems and reducing the number of entry points to Army networks.

1.3.3) Defense Messaging
System-Army (DMS-A)
Fort Monmouth, NJ

Phone: (732) 532-7913

The Product Manager Defense Messaging System-Army (PdM DMS-A) provides a single, secure, global inter-service messaging capability extending from the sustaining base to the Warfighter.  DMS-A is DoD’s official system of record for Organizational Command and Control Messaging, as established under ASD C3I memorandum dated 12 April 2001.  

DMS-A is a Web-based enterprise level messaging system designed to meet the NETCENTRIC requirements of non-repudiation (digital signature), organization-to-organization data security (digital encryption), assured and timely delivery, message traceability and storage.  DMS tactical implementation provides the Warfighter with messaging support for the joint task force environment and across the continuum of Army operations.

1.4) Information Technology
Systems (ITS)
Arlington, VA
Phone: (703) 614-9979
Project Summary

Project Director Information Technology System’s (PD ITS) mission is to renovate and modernize all Pentagon voice, data and video systems in support of the military services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and DoD command and control (C2) and operations centers.

The Army is the executive agent for the renovation and modernization of Pentagon IT systems and infrastructure in conjunction with the comprehensive Pentagon Renovation. PD ITS is charged with performing this $1.3 billion initiative on behalf of the Army.

In coordination with the Pentagon Renovation and Construction Program Office (PENREN), ITS is overhauling renovated Pentagon-tenant organizations’ incompatible IT systems and implementing modern, network-centric systems and infrastructure to support the Pentagon as an enterprise. Specifically, ITS is renovating the Pentagon’s voice, data and video systems to provide the building’s 25,000+ workforce, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Military Service Operations Centers, and the C2 community with a Universal IT design and configuration for all Pentagon office space;  structured and documented wiring and cabling; modernized, integrated command and operations center infrastructure; common physical IT infrastructure; and a centrally managed communications and information backbone architecture.

In addition, ITS provides IT design and implementation support to the Pentagon’s Command Communications Survivability Program and the Alternate Sites Program (external sites throughout the National Capital Region) to provide world-class, secure IT infrastructure for the national defense headquarters, C2 and operations centers, and senior decision makers.

ITS will continue to work in close coordination with PENREN to renovate the Pentagon through the congressionally-mandated deadline in 2010.

Products and Services

*Networks and infrastructure implementation and integration

* Systems engineering integration

*Command center systems and infrastructure

*Network management security engineering

*Enterprise services - backbone, voice, information centers, messaging

*Pentagon consolidated technical control and alternate technical control

*C2 and business ADP

*Network systems management center

*Consolidated radio and server room facilities

*Testing and quality assurance

*Swing space engineering

1.5) Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS)
Fort Monmouth, NJ

Phone: (732) 427-6595

Project Summary

The Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) program is the Army’s designated primary source for commercial information technology (IT).  CHESS provides a no-fee, flexible procurement strategy through which Army users procure IT hardware, software and services via it e-mart, the Army’s e-commerce site.  


Army CHESS works diligently with other Army knowledge management partners including the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6, the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) and NETCOM to provide architecturally sound, standards-and-policy-compliant IT enterprise solutions to the active Army, the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve around the world.

In accordance with Army Regulation 25-1, “Army Knowledge Management and Information Technology Management,” CHESS is the organization responsible for implementing consolidated buys of desktop and notebook computers and monitors for the Army at the enterprise level. The “Consolidated Buy (CB)” process is in direct support of the CIO/G-6 strategy for acquiring these devices and is the most cost effective approach to meeting these requirements.

The Army CIO/G-6 signed an Army policy letter mandating the use of the Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) Agreements and naming Army CHESS as the Army’s ESI Software Product Manager. In this capacity, Army CHESS has the responsibility of managing the DOD and Army Enterprise Software Agreements (ESAs). CIO/G-6 delegated Army CHESS waiver authority if the ESA cannot meet user requirements.

Products and Services

* Commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and software products

*Enterprise software agreements

*Contract support