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Meeting minutes for April 26, 1996
Kim opened the meeting at 0910 hours and welcomed the attendees. Kim reviewed
the agenda and asked attendees to introduce themselves.
Results of Desktop Interoperability Conference
Kim spoke success of the conference. We had over 300 attendees and 68 vendors.
Numerous people spoke of the quality of the speakers and the content. Our
Internet URL: `http://www.dtic.mil/ieb_cctwg/'. Many conference proceedings
will be posted on this home page--stay tuned as we are working our file
conversion procedures. 16-17 April, 1996 has been planned for next years
conference due to the success of this conference. The CCTWG is soliciting
ideas and suggestions for next year.
A reminder that the Intelink Industry Days are 18-20 June 1996
at the Department of State Bill Brindley is POC. An afternoon session dealing
with collaboration technologies is planned.
ONI JDISS (included some CVW discussion)--JDISS Requirements (vision)
document presented for comment. Phase I, is what is fielded. Phases II &
III are being worked. Contact Jeff Handy. MCM program has bee in contact
with MITRE CVW development team. JDISS PMO will be proposing MCM changes
based on technical exchange 18 April, 1996. MCM has been working with UAV
programs. MCM is part of the CIO tools insertion effort. Participating in
video working groups. Kim explained why these requirements were presented
and plans for proposing a Virtual Collaboration Technology Center to tie
together collaborative computing activities together across Intel and DoD
communities. Questions on how did CVW get folded in. MITRE CVW was internal
research program. Unique properties that attracted the eyes of ISS. CMS/ISS
approach is to try it and see what happens. Used by applying to pilot Space
Production. DIA trying it in different environment to address proliferation
issues. CVW is not intended to be commercial product or compete with commercial
products. Use lessons learned not tool directly. Steve Brown. CVW intent
is to driveout issues and requirements.
CIA Doug Dickey, Intelink available to the desktop. Policy is preventing
addtional collaboration services. Alot of users are asking policy be changed
to allow additional services.
MITRE Steve Brown, Steve Schanzer focus collaboration and security.
Use CVW to test the water. Refer to Dan Woycke efforts on security. Problems
with collaboration and security cut across envirnments.
--Jim--Trying to identify tools and network needed for complex data manipulation
efforts. Q64 group has just been formed to help address--Database &
Media Access(Collaboration and Visualization Technologies)
--Mike M. explained some of the problems including issues with multicast
on higher speed networks like ATM & FDDI
--Working toward NSA & CIA collaboration for a pilot project. Three
groups working toward mutli-Agency collaboration
--Melissa Ord volunteered to host July CCTWG and Kim asked Mike to also
present so that CCTWG would get overview of range of NSA activities
--New group (Q64) tasked with IMINT--SIGINT project
MITRE Policy net--No collaborative component but will be consumer
of whatever is used. Kim explained Bill Lasky's efforts and will provide
NRaD Peter Donich, can we use collaboration tools to help him not
travel. Working group said not yet and probably not for large meetings but
would like to use tool like CVW for smaller sidebar meetings. This would
also help achieve goal of assessing effectiveness of tools for these types
NEL Kim, --see
--Highlights--NEL has installed CVW software (no audio/video) on 3 workstations,
working proposal for Video Collaboration Technology Center with JIVA, completing
analysis on Sun-based collaboration products, installing comms lines between
NPIC and USGS for pilot project, and installing hardware and comms for collaborative
Security - Firewalls, Protocols and COIs
Enjoy Dan's presentation.
Virtual Station Presentation
Will provide slides when available.
The 23 May at ONI JDISS 9-12 meeting will focus on network communications
and the 27 June 9-3p @MITRE meeting will focus on human factors and organizational
issues. July @NSA.
Other meetings of interest:
8-14 June--Intelink Mission Support Conference
18-20 June--Intelink Industry Days, State Dept. Washington
JDISS: Jeff Handy, Dave Bishop
MITRE: Steve Brown, Dan Woycke, Larry B.
CIA: Doug Dickey, DO reps
NPIC/NEL: Kim Walls, Otto Miller, Mike Schmidt, Gene Suidikas
NRaD: Peter Donich
NSA: Jim, Frank C.
DIA: Mary Ann Cline