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Meeting minutes for June 27, 1996
Kim opened the meeting at 0910 hours and welcomed the attendees. Kim reviewed
the agenda and
asked attendees to introduce themselves.
ONI (Imagery shop)--Nancy McCarley--representing JICPAC & ONI--JIC
was scheduled to be MCM Beta site). Looking CVW for low cost per desktop.
DIA--Frank Quick is supporting Phil Roberts counter-proliferation
group at DIA. They work with the chemical folks at NGIC and want to use
CVW to join chemical and DIAC folks together. CM issues are resolved for
DIAC on the use of CVW. NGIC now has CVW. (Robert Vernon @ NGIC is POC).
CVW deployments to SOCOM (~15 July) and CENTCOM (?) are planed. Frank has
talked to Peter Spellman about implementing white pages and yellow pages
to have a directory of on-line CVW expertise. CVW operates on dedicated
workstations on JWICs so no need to go through firewalls. If you want to
connect to an internal LAN via JWICS, there would be a firewall and performance
CVW--Jane Mosier from Mitre. CVW V2.7 (due in two weeks) will
include a document server, basic collaborative editing. JAVA-based client
NSA--Mike Davis. Three collaborative pilot projects underway: 1)
Inter-office 2) intra-office and 3) inter-agency with DIA. Melissa Ord--Trying
to impelment multi-media services to analysts in the NSOC.
Put in slides
Break then VTC with Peter.
Collaborative Computing Projects at NSA
get slides internal and external Intra-Office, Inter-Office and Inter-Agnecy.
Organizations are very anti-collaboration due to cultural reasons. Goals
are efficiencies in reporting, production, and management and to use tools
to learn how to manage collaborations. They are looking to reduce management
via collaboration, since peer to peer collaboration should increase without
up and down management involvement. The efficiencies are hard to measure.
Collaboration tools will most likely slow production at first, due to learning
curve. Analysts are dedicated to project and there is high level management
commitment, so should be successful. Groups must be small to start, to compare
with traditional means. The pilots will keep text interactions of collaborations.
Kim suggested talking to NEL about how to design comparison. Most analysts
are linguists and therefore work alone, so culturally do not see collaboration
as effiecient, but will help produce better product. Analysts do not want
video. They want collaborative document editing, text exchanges captured,
and they want to know what docs are in production. Shared applications and
audio are useful. Internet is intimidating, so real technology hurdle too.
Not ready for CVW there. Good senior management and infrastructure support.
Possible video tape of efforts but still evaluating this effort.
NPIC-USGS Collaboration Baseline Results
Problems sending charts to Peter@NRaD. Evaluation at the NEL. View
the slides at your leasure.
Organization & Human Factors Issues
Jane Mosier - get softcopy slides get Jane's definition of ethnography.
Get audio if possible!
Fall Conference Planning
Kim discussed the need to identify the target audience and focus. she suggested
a theme of "Applying Collaborative Technologies to Maximize Intelligence
Production." Possible format could be a morning session aimed at users
to discuss what is the technology, issues, case studies; afternoon session
aimed at technologists to discuss where the technology is, issues, case
studies. all would focus on human and organizational issues. CCTWG members
will bring ideas to next CCTWG meeting on 18 July at NSA. Mike Davis will
lead discussion. If you would like to help Mike plan this conference, please
contact him at 301/688-7924. We also discussed a public place vs Mitre.
Mitre's only available date in October is 18 Oct which is a Friday. Davis
ph+email to Peter Donich. JDISS MCM users mentioned as possible case studyCSCW
conference is in November and need to consider that if we slip to November.
Meeting closed at 1240 by Kim.
18 July NSA ( Melissa Ord +1-301-688-5065), No August meeting, 26 September
(@ISMC?) Oct - Nov Conf
MITRE: Frank Quick (ISS, DIA, NGIC), Steve Brown (CMS/ISS), Dan Woyke (CMS/ISS),
Jane Mosier, Nancy McCarley (ONI)
CIA: Richard Heath DI/OWTP
NPIC/NEL: Kim Walls, Jim Spitznas, Otto Miller, Andy Greenberg, Mike Schmidt,
Gene Sudikas, Geoff Kordell, Tamra Hall
DIA/JMIC: Mary Ann Cline
NSA: Melissa Ord, Mike Davis
NRaD: Peter Donich (VTC)