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VIRTUAL ATTENDEE: U.S. Army Technical Exchange Meeting: Capability Set 25

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Event discussions will focus on CS25 development efforts, which will build upon CS21 & CS23, and focus on automation and network protection.

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The Army’s Network Cross-Functional Team (N-CFT), in collaboration with the Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), will host a network-related technical exchange meeting (TEM) on June 2, 2021, to discuss Capability Set 25 development efforts. Capability Set 25 will build upon Capability Set 21 and 23 and focus on automation and network protection. Capability Set 25 will also incorporate lessons learned from Project Convergence, and have a greater focus of enabling Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) with data management and integration of commercial network transport capability. As the Army executes our Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model (ReAARM) strategy, Unified Network capability will enable Multi-Domain Operations at brigade, division and corps echelons, while also supporting new Army elements such as the Multi-Domain Task Force (MDTF) and Cyber/Electronic Warfare (EW) formations.

This event is meant for a technical audience to include, systems engineers, architecture experts, data analytical experts and integrators. Each session will offer an opportunity for an in-depth discussion between audience members, Army network technical experts, and user community representatives. This will enable vendors, in an open session, to ask questions for clarification, operational understanding, and technical understanding. Each topical session will have a moderated panel and will field questions from attendees regarding that topic.

Registration is required for this event. All persons who wish to attend this forum must register no later than 5:00p.m. (EST) May 25, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, participants may choose whether to participate in person (paid registration, limited capacity) or virtually (no cost, unlimited capacity).

Virtual attendees will be provided a MS Teams Live link, via email, two days prior to the event start. Virtual attendees will be allowed to ask questions through a moderated Q&A chat feature within MS Teams Live.

NOTE: This registration page is for VIRTUAL attendance ONLY. If you wish to attend IN PERSON (120 MAX), please register at the link below:

https://armytem6inperson.eventbrite.com

AGENDA (current as of 29 April):

0830: Administrative Remarks: Mr. Paul Mehney, PEO C3T

0840-0910: Welcome Remarks: BG Rob Collins, PEO C3T & COL Rob Ryan, N-CFT

0915-0945: Acquisition Keynote: Mr. Doug Bush, Acting ASA(ALT)

0950-1015: Warfighter Perspective: Multi Domain Operations: MG JP McGee, Commander 101st Airborne Division (AA)

1015-1035: BREAK

1035-1110: G6 Keynote Address: LTG John Morrison, Deputy Chief of Staff G6

1110-1200: PANEL: Executing JADC2 and Defining Data Fabric -- Moderator: BG Rob Parker, Director, JADC2-CFT

Topics: Outline JADC2-CFT function, upcoming JADC2 experimentation efforts, data fabric definition, Army experimentation/demonstration and open systems lab construct

1200-1240: LUNCH BREAK

1245-1350: PANEL: Capability Set Development: CS 25

Topics: Current state post-PDR design (CS23)—network transport and network applications; CS 25 emerging network design goals, CS25 development roadmap, operational end state data analytics & computing

1355-1450: Technical Panel #1: Predicted Combat Power using AI/ML

Synopsis: Apply AI/ML to data sets for In-Transit Visibility of supplies in the supply chain, Asset Visibility of supplies in the theater, supply consumption rates based on current mission tasks and impacts of the battlefield environment to predict Logistical Status and Combat Power and actions needed to support a commander’s future mission.

1450-1510: BREAK

1510-1600: Technical Panel #2: C4ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS)

Synopsis: Continue development of CMOSS enabled devices. Development of multi-waveform software defined radio cards (TSM/SINCGARS, CNR/MUOS/LMR/Link 16). Ability to host multiple waveforms on a single card. CMOSS crypto card.

1600-1650: Technical Panel #3: SATCOM Modernization

Synopsis: Modernization of SATCOM systems to streamline the tactical Army’s satellite modem product line into a smaller logistical footprint in ways to improve satellite modem operations with less hardware, use of virtualization, or a combination of both while still preserving the ability to operate in a dynamic tactical battlefield environment while using its current and future compliment of satellite ground terminals.

1650-1705: Closing Remarks: BG Rob Collins, PEO C3T & COL Rob Ryan, N-CFT

FORUM BACKGROUND:

The Network Cross-Functional Team and the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical, with Army partners, host regularly scheduled technical exchange meetings and industry forums as a means of exploring the art of the possible to meet Army network needs. The intent of the session is to enhance Government and industry communication, and to enable industry to respond quicker to critical emerging requirements with innovative technology solutions and partnerships. Questions are permitted during the meeting; however, questions in regards to any portfolio system in current source selection will not be allowed. Informational slides will be posted to SAM prior to the technical forum.

WHITEPAPERS:

PEO C3T and the N-CFT will leverage the Joint Communications Marketplace (JCM) for vendors to submit white papers, following the same process as we did for TEM 5 in September of 2020.

The following information will be available within the JCM TEM Community on 30 April 2021:

1. Information on identified topics

2. DRAFT Call for white paper documents

3. Groups on identified topics for posting questions/comments against the supplied DRAFT call for white papers.

The Government plans to issue request(s) for white papers against BAA-21-R-NCFT following the TEM event. The Government does not intend to evaluate unsolicited white papers at this time.

To register for the JCM TEM Community, please visit: https://jtnc.experience.crmforce.mil/JTNC/s/register and click “TEM.” For step-by-step instructions, with screenshots, on how to complete your registration for the JCM TEM Community, please refer to the attached briefing.

FINAL NOTE:

The U.S. Army will make every effort to hold the Technical Exchange Meeting at the times, dates and locations specified. The U.S. Army holds the right to cancel and/or change session event times, dates and locations under certain conditions. These conditions usually include, but are not limited to: inclement weather, event venue cancellation or rescheduling, speaker cancellation or rescheduling, and insufficient number of participants for the event. The U.S. Army holds the right to cancel the event for any reason up to and including the day of the event. In the event that the U.S. Army must cancel the event, the U.S. Army will not be responsible for costs incurred in preparation for the TEM. In the event of predicted inclement weather, a decision will be made by 5pm on the prior day. If the event is cancelled, the notice will be posted on this website and an email will be sent to all registered participants.

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