Accession Number : ADA457962


Title :   Transforming Legacy Systems to Obtain Information Superiority


Corporate Author : BOEING CO ST LOUIS MO


Personal Author(s) : Corman, David E. ; Herm, Thomas ; Keller, Kirby ; Satterthwaite, Charles


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA457962


Report Date : 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The United States and its allies are being challenged by the advantages (and threats) of the Global Information Age. In response to these challenges, a new force structure is being proposed which is built upon global awareness, global engagement, and rapid deployment of specific (effects based) forces. Revolutionary advances in information resources and technology are key contributors to this force structure. In the face of a constrained DOD budget, an unprecedented system demand for lean operations in both peacetime and wartime, and the emergence of threats requiring immediate response, it is imperative that innovative technologies be developed to enable legacy weapon systems to exploit the information revolution, achieve information dominance, and meet the required operational tempo. This paper presents an embedded-system architecture, open system middleware services, and a software wrapper schema that will enable legacy systems to fully exploit evolving information technology capabilities in the context of an Network Centric Information Architecture (NCIA).


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *NETWORK ARCHITECTURE , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , GLOBAL , WEAPON SYSTEMS , AWARENESS , RAPID DEPLOYMENT , RESOURCES , UNITED STATES , PEACETIME


Subject Categories : COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
      COMPUTER SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT AND STANDARDS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE