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Meeting minutes for March 22, 1996
Kim opened the meeting at 0835 hours and welcomed the attendees. Kim reviewed
the agenda and asked
attendees to introduce themselves.
Kim spoke to the agenda of industry morning speakers and vendor afternoon
speakers. Our Internet address is URL: http://www.dtic.mil/ieb_cctwg/. The
server has not been updated but will be soon! ANYONE that needs invitations
for the conference, please contact Bonnie Blades (703-883-7060) or Otto
Miller (202-863-3121). A suggestion to include NCSA or other education or
research groups to attend. Denny reminded everyone that the focus is the
standards and interoperablity and how commercial vendors are migrating to
them. A reminder that the Intelink Industry Days are 18-20 June
1996 at the Department of State.
The April meeting was moved to 26 April and will focus on security (9-12).
The 23 May at ONI JDISS meeting will focus on network communications and
the 27 June meeting will focus on human factors and organizational issues.
NEL--work continues on previous projects, especially Virtual Lab
participation in Exploitation Technology Symposium, installation of Collaborative
Tools Testbed, and Technical Assessment of collaborative products. Also
met with a Steve Schanzer rep who is conducting a study on the impact of
information management tools and collaboration. The CIO/Pathfinder activity
has decided to use the MCM/JDISS tool.
Discussion on CVW--so far it is implemented at AIA, SPACECOM, ISS,
CIA/NPC, EUCOM, and DIA
AIA--developing a new way doing business--three activities
1. Collaborative Information Warfare Center--copyright information internally
2. SIS--tactical JDISS--use CVW as chat line to provide support
3. Virtual Intel Center--forward deployed to AOI with comms back to national
JIVA Discussion (follow-on items from JIVA conference that have impact on
CCTWG and members' collaborative computing activities):
--Discussion on networking issues continued.
--Paul Muench asked if anyone had identified any collaboration threads at
--Denny does not want competition between CVW and MCM. We need to integrate
multiple tools, if possible.
--Denny talked to minimum browser requirements letter from the ISS. Denny
help in feeding it to all vendors.
--JDISS has too many requirements to handle at this time to integrate into
MCM, but will get Kim the current ones as a basis for CCTWG requirements.
The MCM requirements will be posted on this home page as soon as received
--Organizational issues were discussed. Product ownership was a concern
too. AIA is taking the copyright approach (see above), credit quotes, but
AIA does publications.
--In several cases, by accident, collaborative pilot programs have found
that these tools are great for help desk, troubleshooting and maintenance.
--Virtual Intelligence Center (VIC) was recommended. One suggestion was
that we observe the users and see what happens.
--Discussion ensued to make the CCTWG spiral process start as a requirements
driven process, and start with JDISS.
--A suggestion was made to make CCTWG look at DoD and beltway, however,
it changes CCTWG focus and goes far beyond its charter. CCTWG will solicit
for GCCS and C4I representation.
--A caution was made to watch classification on joint products produced
using collaborative tools. Printing HTML documents is a problem, please
include PDF and/or native word processing formats to printing easier.
Otto: Check on change request for JDISS multicast kernel.
Jeff Heida: Provide Kim with MCM requirements.
Brad Davis: will address issues for organizations @ June meeting.
Otto and Kim: CVW implementation, and how to start collaborative virtual
laboratory, starting with the current Centers of Excellence.
Denny: Solicit Gen. Hughes vision for IEB/CCTWG.
Paul: to track down Interop contact.
Scott Miner introduced the Combined Intellegence Center (CIC). It started
in 1991. Scott, Brad and Bob briefed and demonstrated some of the things
done. In the collaboration area they have three initiatives:
1. Proliferation Assistance--deploy CVW-capable workstations in key components
to use to assist analysis and dissemination
2. Operations Assistance--online assistance with CVW, also trying to interface
CVW with other applications such as video and shared applications
3. Performance Evaluation--get customer feedback on tool, perform technical
monitoring, and develop human-computer interface criteria
Kim closed the meeting at 1200 hours.
Aerospace: Bob Newton
AIA: Pete Gerdeman
CMS: Denny Eshoo, Ralph Steiniger
DISA: Capt Scott Lewis
DMA: Paul Muench
JDISS: Jeff Handy
MITRE: Bonnie Blades,
NPC: Donna Campbell
NPIC/NEL: Kim Walls, Otto Miller
NRaD: Peter Donich
SOUTHCOM: John Decker
SPACECOM: Scott Miner, Brad Davis, Bob Ryan