Army invites industry to technical exchange meeting
On March 29, the U.S. Army posted a notice about its upcoming Network Cross Functional Team Technical Exchange Meeting on the topic of “Distributed Mission Command and Cloud Applications at the Tactical Edge” (Solicitation Number: W909MY-18-R-TEM2). Registration for the event must be submitted no later than 1:00 p.m. ET on April 27 for the May 8 event.
The U.S. Army will hold a tactical network related Technical Exchange Meeting on 8 May 2018 in Seattle, Wa. The goal of the event is to assist traditional industry partners, non-traditional industry partners, and academia in identifying and aligning their research efforts with Army tactical network modernization priorities as it relates to distributed mission command at the tactical edge.
This events’ focus is specific to enabling Army units to operate with elastic compute and storage in a disrupted, intermittent, and latent network environment. This event is meant for a technical audience to include software engineers, architecture experts, researchers, and integrators. The day will be spent discussing, in detail, the current challenge areas and potential utilization for dynamic allocation of mission command data and fostering discussion with industry and academia to assess these problems in the context of a modern network at the tactical edge. Representatives from Army program offices and the Network Cross Functional Team will be part of the technical exchange forum. Forum registration will close on 27 April 2018.
The event will have multiple sessions covering different topical areas of interest with sign-in beginning at 0800 and the event ending not later than 1630.
INDUSTRY TECHNICAL EXCHANGE MEETING BACKGROUND AND FOCUS
The Defense Innovation Board, Army Senior Leaders, and stakeholders all recognize the potential for cloud to enable Artificial Intelligence (AI), high data computing, and reduce Size Weight and Power (SWAP) considerations for tactical operations. The Network Cross Functional Team with Army partners will host a distributed mission command/cloud computing technical exchange meeting as a means of exploring the art of the possible to meet Army network needs.
The intent of the session is to enhance our Government-and-industry communication and enable industry to respond quicker to critical emerging requirements with innovative technology solutions and partnerships. This event will serve as a collaborative session for industry Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Government SMEs to delve into the challenges, future potential, and solutions to provide distributed computing at the tactical edge.
Full information is available here.