Venue: Georgetown University Conference Center, Washington, DC
With the overall demand for new and better equipped technology in a tactical situation for our warfighter; the DoD has sought after new ways to help bridge the gap of tactical communication. The military services require improved connectivity to increase situational awareness, allow for better command decisions, faster targeting, and increased efficiency. The tactical military communications industry is developing new techniques and sophisticated networked systems that enable soldiers and commanders to see the big operational picture. One of the ways this is addressed is the Department of Defense’s Global Information Grid (GIG) providing the foundation for net-centricity.
The GIG is the globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities, associated processes, and personnel for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating, and managing information on demand to warfighters, defense policy makers, and support personnel. The information capabilities that comprise the GIG include transport, Web-based services, information assurance technologies, applications, data, architectures and standards, and the tools, techniques, and strategies for managing and operating the GIG.
These issues and more will be addressed at IDGA’s 2nd Annual GRIDCOM 2007 Summit. GRIDCOM 2007 will examine emerging global concepts and developments, discussing the challenges to network-centric transformation and integration on a national, multi-national and joint scale. Next generation technologies, systems and platforms will be assessed to identify where current tactical communications capability gaps can be filled, as will global markets and future procurement opportunities for industry.