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Meeting minutes for May 23, 1996
Kim opened the meeting at 0905 hours and welcomed the attendees. Kim reviewed
the agenda and
asked attendees to introduce themselves.
--Josie Ferraioli is the MCM project lead within JDISS PMO. MCM is a collaboration
environment that operates on a JDISS workstation over JWICS.
--Jeff Handy is also a rep to DISA's MultiMedia Working Group and is providing
requirements. If CCTWG members has any requirements to discuss or submit,
talk with Jeff.
--Dave Bishop said MCM is also working with the DII MultiMedia Working Group.
He also said they are represented on the Video Intelligence Working Group
and NITF panels.
--Lorraine Ryan is building JDISS home pages at both the Secret and SCI
levels on Intelink
--Roger Nichol provides comms and engineering support
--Bob Ryan said they are working ATM to the desktop. They are using CVW
with SOUTHCOM and NAIC/Dayton using JWICS as the backbone. They would like
to ride an ATM backbone to improve performance like NSANet
--Esther Rhode is the program manager for CVW, Collaborative Virtual Workspace
which is being used by some CCTWG members.
--George Parton is working on multicasting and tunneling. Call him with
--Melvin Barnes is the NSA rep to JIVA at DIA and will be attending future
meetings. They are trying to set up a virtual architecture between the JIVA
PMO and CIO @ NSA
--Mike M. said that collaboration activities have been consolidated at NSA
into the Office of Enterprise Computing (Q641), Database and Media Access
Technologies, Collaboration and Visualization Team. Recently they've worked
to rebroadcast ETS to the East Coast and will be presenting lessons learned
at the July CCTWG meeting. They are also typing to pull in lessons learned
from the entertainment community.
--Mike Davis (A9) discussed his efforts to get a pilot collaboration project
underway between NSA and CIA and some of the hurdles. He will also give
a presentation at the July CCTWG meeting on his activities.
--Kim Walls discussed her proposal to form a Virtual Collaboration Technology
Center that would coordinate and manage collaborative computing activities
across the Intelligence and DoD Communities. She has been meeting with the
JIVA program office and the Community Management Staff on this proposal
as well as achieving coordination within CIA. She will keep the group posted
on developments. In addition, the new chair of the IEB, Bob Johns, has asked
Kim to put together a "program plan" for CCTWG activities for
FY97 and present at the 11 July IEB. Once Kim has a draft, she will be sending
out to CCTWG members for review. The NEL will provide updates on its projects
at the next CCTWG but all projects are ongoing.
Jeff Handy from ONI/JDISS/MCM provided an overview of the MCM tool. Slides
--Key points included:
--MCM has a central API and runs on JDISS 12.0. Modular design, standards-based
(e.g., APIs, hardware independent)
--Costs for MCM are $6K for Parallax video board--audio and data collaboration
--Comms limitations are 32KB for audio, data, 256K for audio/video, and
--Displaying Predator video from Hungary
Susan Symington from Mitre provided a tutorial and current status of multicasting.
Briefing slides are
--Key points included:
--Multicasting save bandwidth and network to host
--Sends data to defined user group
--Works on Ethernet, hardware performs filter, free on LAN, works on IP,
--Status--IP Multicast--use on MBONE--very well established; ATM Multicast--still
maturing, no group addressing, defining routing protocols; IP over ATM Multicast--proprietary
solutions, emerging standards
Rob Mintoyne from DISA briefed on the DISN program office and new developments.
If you would like to contact him to determine what networks and bandwidth
are available to support a collaboration activity between organizations,
you can contact him at 703/681-0313. Slides are attached.
--Key points included:
--Goal is DISN broadband on demand. Serve as transport mechanism for DII
--Started in 1990, established SIRPNET, NIPRNET. In 1994 directed to become
--Architecture matches DoD structure--components are sustaining home base
block, long haul block, and deployed forces block. DISA also responsible
for comms integration task between each block.
The 27 July meeting be will be at MITRE, Washington Bldg, Tysons Corner
area. It will focus on human factors and organizational issues. The agenda
0830-0930 Welcome, Introductions, Organizational Updates
0930-1000 Collaborative Computing Project at NSA (Mike Davis)
1000-1020 Results of Pilot NPIC-USGS Collaboration Project (Andy Greenberg)
1030-1200 Discussion of Organizational and Human Factors Issues Based on
CVW Experience (Jane)
1200-1230 Plan for Fall Organizational and Human Factors Conference at NSA
The July meeting will be hosted by NSA. Date: 18 July, 0900-1200. POC is
Melissa Ord, 301/688-5065.
Send clearances to NSA. Contact Heather at 301/688-5107 to submit Visitor
Notification. She will need full name, social, place and date of birth,
and whether or not you require parking (provide state and tag number). Please
meets at Gatehouse 2B and you will be escorted to meeting room (3W083/Ops
July agenda will include demos and discussions of NSA collaborative computing
projects including the Crisis Action Center and lessons learned from Virtual
No CCTWG meeting will be held in August. The 26 September meeting may be
hosted by the ISMC--Intelink Support Management Center.
CIA: Stephen Buchanan
ISMC/NSA: Sharon Bailey
JDISS: Jeff Handy, Lorraine Ryan, Dave Bishop, Josie Ferraioli, John Newell,
MITRE: Steve Brown, Esther Rhode, Bob Ryan (representing SPACECOM), George
NPIC/NEL: Kim Walls, Otto Miller
NRaD/DARPA: Peter Donich
NSA: Mike Mlynarczyk, Mike Davis
NSA/DIA: Melvin Barnes