Collaborative Computing Tools Working Group
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Meeting minutes for February 15, 1996
Kim opened the meeting at 0906 hours and welcomed the attendees. Kim reviewed
the agenda and asked attendees to introduce themselves.
Kim passed out invitations. She spoke to the agenda of industry morning
speakers and vendor afternoon speakers. DTIC's internet CCTWG web page will
be up next week, URL: http://www.dtic.mil/ieb_cctwg/. ANYONE that needs
invitations for the conference, please contact Bonnie Blades (703-883-7060)
or Otto Miller (202-863-3121).
DIA - Cpt. Mettera.get charts register for the conference
via JIVA HomePage or USSPACECOM HomePage.
NPIC - Kim Walls--see
charts To convert PowerPoint charts for Intelink, Shel Sutton suggested
trying PPT to RTF to HTML, however the PPT to RTF is only available in Powerpoint
7 (Win'95 & NT). A discussion of several months future topics followed.
MITRE - Steve Brown is supporting some RealAudio experiments. Dan
Woycke & Mike Joyce are supporting issues in Collaboration vs Security
for Intelink. There are both policy and technical obstacles. Shel Sutton,
MITRE's OMG representative, is helping apply pressure to vendors to make
conventional products CORBA compliant. He is also looking at commercial
multimedia object tools for production. Glen Nakamoto is working on a speech
input front end with CMU for CVW. A speach output for CVW users is also
being investivated. Glen is also supporting work on enhanced performance
image archive/library repositories. He is assisting in including MATE (NITF
viewer) for CVW. Work progresses on making MATE a collaboration tool itself.
Glen is supporting work for a multi- source/INT repository to integrate
(layer) with a GIS. Work would be captured with separate layers into an
object that could be dropped in a CVW room. They hope to make this capability
available for MATE too. He may have demo by May or June. The object capture
is to support an exercise in summer of 1997.
PolicyNet - Bill Laskey is working a low bandwidth (64-128kbps) pilot
for collaboration between collection and consumer. PolicyNet developers
received requests to install bridges to enable VTCs between PolicyNet workstations
and JWICS sites. A solution was proposed but deemed unacceptable. PolicyNet
is still moving toward complete H320/H323 compliance. Global Visions Group
is a consortium of analysts piloting technologies to enable rapid collaboration
between producers. Limited bandwidth and world-wide locations provide several
challenges. Bill's directorate is preparing to test desktop collaboration
technology to streamline their daily business process. The directorate is
evaluating resource requirements to enhance their infrastructure to support
NRaD - Peter Donich is supporting NSA and NRaD for network modeling.
He commented that to them low bandwidth can mean 2.4kbps.
NSA - Mike Mlynarczyk is potentially supporting some new collaboration
pilot projects. He and his team provide crisis team support. They have been
working with ATM technology and related ATM standards for 3years. He is
their NITF technical board representative. He is supporting several other
inter-INT projects including Virtual Lab.
NPC - John Diehl has been very busy with a Sparc roll out. He is
working some real-time audio and video experiments with USSPACECOM. He is
conducting some tests at 128Kbps for collaborative tools. The Nonproliferation
Center is using CVW.
Peter Spellman gave a briefing and demo. Get slides from Peter.
Kim, proposed March meeting 22 March at USSPACECOM following the JIVA conference.
It will be held at Peterson AFB, Building 920, Combined Intelligence Center
from 8:00 am - noon. The agenda will include briefings and demos on SPACECOM's
virtual production project. The Intelink JIVA home page (http://www.dia.ic.gov/proj/JIVA/JIVA-hp.html)
points to the JIVA JPMO conference page for maps, hotels and other information.
Technical POC at SPACECOM is Scott Miner, 719/554-8658. Clearances should
be sent to SSO USCINCSPACE.
The April meeting was moved to 26 April and will focus on security. The
23 May meeting will focus on network communications and the 27 June meeting
will focus on human factors and organizational issues.
DIA: Capt. Joe Mattera
MITRE: Bonnie Blades, Steve Brown, Glen Nakamoto, Dan Woycke, Mike Joyce,
NPC: John Diehl
NPIC/NEL: Kim Walls, Otto Miller, Gene Suidikas, Mike Schmidt
NRaD: Peter Donich
NSA: Mike Mlynarczyk, Joe Buttrum, David Langlois
CIA/DI: Bill Laskey