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  1. Web-Centric Collaboration & Information Sharing Overview/Status of the Defense Collaboration Network International Collaboration Network DCN/ICN Team Nov 10, 2000 OSD LAMP Program Robert S. Kidwell, ManTech VP & Sr Tech Dir enterprise Integration Center

  2. DCN/ICN • What is the DCN/ICN • Current Capabilities & Technologies/ Tools • Information Services • Collaboration Services • Summary

  3. What is the DCNICN • An information Technology Infrastructure that Utilizes the “Internet” as a Backbone to Encourage and Provide Defense-Wide and World-Wide Information & Collaboration Services: Concerning all Aspects of the DoD Digital Environment Strategy • Service Oriented • Remote collaboration by specific group(s) • International Industry Commission for electronic Business (IICeB), • NATO CALS Management Board • Electronic Tech Manual Interoperability Working Group • Searches on Digital Environment Technical/Management • Documentation • White Pages/Yellow Pages for Individuals/Organizations • Enterprise Defense Initiatives and Implementations

  4. Critical Grading Period The DCN/ICN Pilot Program Our Goal: To Develop, Introduce, and Support DCN/ICN Pilot Programs at Specific “DoD” Program Offices, International Affiliations 1999 - 2000 • Core Collaboration Services • Web-Centric E- Mail and Electronic Mail Lists • On-line Threaded Text Conferencing with Subject Forums • File Sharing, White-Boarding, Application Sharing • Audio-video desk-top collaboration • Web-Centric Comment/Annotation • Web-Centric Voting • Web-Centric Conference Program Management • Core Information Services • White Pages of DoD/Industry Organizations

  5. Sample Pilot Programs • Current Pilot Programs • OSD Logistics Transformation Leadership Group • OSD Corrosion Information and Distribution Center • OSD Logistics Architecture 2010 Working Group • NATO CALS Management Board • Korea Defense CALS -ADD • 21st Century Commerce (Expo 2000) • DoD Tri-Service IETM Working Group • CM Central • XML/EDI Central • Foreign Customs EDI • International Commission for electronic Business and Congress (IICeB

  6. NATO CALS Management Board • NATO CALS Handbook WG • NATO CALS Metrics WG • NATO IETP/IETM WG

  7. ADD Korea Defense CALS • Technology Exchange • Repository for technology presentations, IWSDB reviews. • Calendar for Events/Activities

  8. ADD Text Conference • Collaboration Tool by Topic • Post Messages with attached files.

  9. Service Requirements Summary

  10. DCN/ICN Capabilities • What is the DCN/ICN • Current Capabilities & Technologies/ Tools • Collaboration Services • Information Services • Customer Help and Technical Support • Summary

  11. Core Collaboration Services Web-Centric E-Mail Exploder Lists Threaded Text Conferences Web-Centric Calendar File Sharing CorePlus Collaboration Services Comment/Annotation Voting Application Sharing White Board Text Chatting Shared Web Navigation Audio and Video Conferencing Collaboration Services

  12. Capabilities Internet-Based Collaboration Services - unlimited user accounts Technologies World Wide Web Browsers, Web Servers Scripting Languages (Client and Server) Web-Database Technologies (Cold Fusion, AcitveX Data Objects) Markup Languages (HTML, XML) Active Server Pages Electronic Mail (Web-Centric) Windows (GUI) Object-Relational Databases Initial Tools Text Conferences in Allaire Forums Web hosting of documents or presentations E-Mail exploder list FTP hosting/file transfer capability Video Conference Server Software Web-Based Calendar Comment/Annotation Voting Current Technologies, Tools, & Capabilities

  13. DCN/ICN Core Services - Collaboration • Web-Centric Calendar • Web-Centric E-Mail • Video Conferencing • Video, Audio, Application Sharing, Text Chat, White boarding • Text Conferencing • Email Exploder List • Comment/Annotation • Voting

  14. Web-Centric Calendar • Calendar of Events • Single, Periodic, Duration (multiple days) Events COTS: iCal 2.1 BrownBear Software

  15. Web-Centric E-Mail • Web Browser Accessible • Attached Files • Address Book • Search Engine • Multiple Personalities (accounts) • Auto-response • Mail Forwarding COTS: GLWebMail Version 5.05.0002

  16. Desktop Video Conference Features User Interface • Audio*, Video*, Text Chat • Whiteboarding, • Application Sharing (e.g. MS Word, Excel, AutoCad) • File Transfer NetMeeting Client is a freecomponent of the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web Browser. DCN/ICN provides locator service. * Microphone, Desktop Video Camera needed.

  17. Demo Text Conference User Interface Features • Conferences • Forums • Threads • Message • Search • New Messages • Attached Files COTS: Allaire Forums 2.05 – Now Open Source

  18. E-Mail Exploder List (Show Members) • E-Mail to All Members of a Group • Selectively E-Mail one or more members. COTS + Developmental: Gordano NTMail 5x

  19. Comment/Annotation Tool • Web-Centric • Comment on Documents • View Comments – all or by type of comment • Download Files • File Upload for Administrators • Comment Disposition for Administrators. Developmental: ColdFusion

  20. ColdVote • Web-centric voting tool • Question Types • Multiple Choice • Rank Order • Yes/No/Abstain • Vote Result Charts • Remote Administration

  21. Core Information Services CALS/EC Interest Organizations CALS/EC Initiatives and Implementations CALS/EC Publications and Repositories Electronic Publishing CorePlus Information Services CALS/EC Technologies CALS/EC Events Document Management System CALS/EC Specialists and Partnerships CALS/EC Test and Certification Resources Information Dissemination Information Services

  22. Core Services - Information • ManTech-CALS Archive of Deliverables • Document Management System • ManTech CALS Information Repository • Conference Management System (Tracks, Sessions, Speakers, Presentations)

  23. DCN/ICN CALS Archive • CALS/IDE Project Deliverables • Other CALS Interest Documents • CODE Report • ODIS Report • Search Engine • Keywords • Meta Tags

  24. Document Management System • Web Version of Windows Explorer • (Folder,File) Hierarchy • Expandable/ Collapsible Tree of Folders/Files • Edit Folder/File Attributes (title, abstract, date)

  25. CALS/Information Services • Organizations • Initiatives/ Implementations • Technology Transfer • Repositories – Product Life Cycle • Acquisition • Engineering • Manufacturing • Logistics • Test & Evaluation • Operations • Support

  26. Conference Management System • Manage Tracks, Sessions, Speakers • Track Chairs Vote on Speakers • Remote Administration • Speaker Management (bio, contact sheet, abstract, presentation)

  27. DCN/ICN Customer Support • Core Collaboration Tools – FAQs, Guides, Knowledge Bases, Tech Support • Core Information Service Tools – Help Pages, Guides

  28. DCN/ICN Technical Support • Browser Detection • Problem Reporting Form • Problem Reporting Text Forum

  29. Summary of Future Activities • Sustain/Enhance Internet, Web-based Collaboration/Information Services Support for Pilot Programs • Performance and Security Enhancements • LAN Infrastructure (100 MB Cables, Switches, Hubs) • Public Key (SSL) for Selected Pilot Programs with Remote Administration Requirements • Technology Refreshment • Security, Content Publication and Delivery • Subscription/Notification Service – MS Office Service Extensions • Windows 2000 Server for Production Servers. • Enterprise Workflow Tool • Expanded Video Conference Server (H.323 compliant)