Defense

July 13, 2012

Army to host Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 Industry Day

Tags:
by Katie Cain
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

Army officials hosted more than 120 industry representatives at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, June 1, 2012, to show available facilities, answer questions and encourage industry participation in future exercises. The event marked the first time that the Army formally invited industry partners to observe a portion of an ongoing NIE. The Army will host a Network Integration Evaluation Agile Process Industry Day, July 19, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for interested industry partners who are participating in, or that wish to participate in the Army’s NIEs/Agile Process.

The U.S. Army will host a Network Integration Evaluation Agile Process Industry Day, July 19, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for interested industry partners who are participating in, or that wish to participate in the Army’s NIEs/Agile Process.

The goal of the event is to keep the industrial base informed of upcoming requirements to support Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, 13.2 to be held in May 2013, and to provide updates on Capability Set Management and the Army’s Agile acquisition Process, of which the NIE supports.

The Industry Day will outline NIE participation opportunities with a focus on NIE 13.2, the fifth iteration in the NIE series designed to further integrate and rapidly advance the Army’s tactical network.

“It is critically important for the Army to continue open dialog with industry concerning the NIE process and emerging requirements to support the next capability set, Capability Set 14. Industry will see both network and non-networked capabilities being sought to enter into the assessment process to support CS 14 efforts,” said Brig. Gen. Dan Hughes, System of Systems Integration Director.

Aberdeen Proving Ground, or APG, hosts the Army’s NIE risk reduction and assessment laboratories. This upfront, risk reduction is critical to the successful NIE execution. By replicating the NIE network in the lab environment, engineers can resolve integration issues before systems get to the field – reducing test costs and allowing soldiers to focus on the fight instead of the technology behind it.

The Industry Day event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will include presentations that will review capability gaps that exist as the Army develops the Capability Set 14 Integrated Network Baseline for evaluation at NIE 13.2, and discuss NIE 13.1 and 13.2 timelines, event status and capability sustainment information. Following the presentations, industry attendees will tour the APG laboratories that support industry candidate assessments, integration and validation prior to the candidates being sent to Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to participate in an NIE.

For additional information on the Army’s NIE Agile Process Industry Day and to register for the event, please visit the Federal Business Opportunities website at https://www.fbo.gov.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox

Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., an...
 
 
Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard

DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. Th...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner

C-17 treads into new territory

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner A C-17 Globemaster III performs a wet-runway performance test Aug. 20, 2014, on the flightline at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the replacement tire for th...
 

 
Air Force photograph by SrA. Damon Kasberg

C-17 crew gets Army Strykers into the ‘fight’

Air Force photograph by SrA. Damon Kasberg An Army Stryker assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, off loads from a C-17 Globemaster III in support of Steadfast Javelin II on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 4, 2014. Steadfast J...
 
 
Navy photograph

Navy integrates common software into next-generation unmanned carrier-based system

Navy photograph Navy flight test pilot demonstrates functionality of new software for the future Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike system at the program’s Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. lab...
 
 
Air Force photograph by TSgt. Christopher Marasky

Investing in the Army’s future

Army photograph An M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, fires a missile downrange. The U.S. Army vision for lethality science and technology investment is to enable overmatch in weapon systems for both offensi...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>