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Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium

Industry working together with our customers

Approved for Public Release

NCOIC Jan07-100v1

achieving the vision mission

Industry working together with our customers to provide a network centric environment where all classes of information systems interoperate by integrating existing and emerging open standards into a common evolving global framework that employs a common set of principles and processes.

  • Vision:
  • Mission:

Our mission is to facilitate global realization of the benefit inherent in Network Centric Operations. To that end, we seek to enable continuously increasing levels of interoperability across the spectrum of joint, interagency, intergovermental, and multinational industrial and commercial operations. We will execute this mission in good faith as a global organization with membership open to all enterprises in quest of applying the vast potential of network centric technology to the operational challenges faced by our nations and their citizens.

Achieving the Vision & Mission
business value for ncoic
Business Value for NCOIC
  • Value created as a single, powerful entity
  • Consensus representation of its members and their industries
  • Understanding by customers of cross-industry representation
  • Being global and acting accordingly
  • Maintaining focus on network centricity
  • Unbiased access to customers
  • No compromise of national or alliance (e.g. NATO, EDA …) interests

NCOIC Goal: Leverage Proven Tools, Technologies & Best Practices

Members are

Global Leaders:

Academic institutions

Air Traffic Management providers

Service providers




Defense suppliers

All military services


Government agencies

Human service agencies


Commercial systems

Defense systems

IT firms


Data management

Human-Machine interface

Information assurance

Standards bodies

  • Increase interoperability within and among systems involved in Interagency and Multinational operations
  • Lower development costs and increase commonality of design in

future systems – tailored standards and best practices

  • Improve application readiness through more rapid fielding of network centric systems – leverage technical “lessons learned”
  • Reduce systems cost and sustainability through re-use and commonality – facilitate ease of integration, upgrade, and support
  • Reduce Development Risk by identifying the common components needed for the network centric environment – Develop them where

none exist

  • Improve Application Effectiveness through new, more focused development on domain specific capabilities
ncoic strategy reduce nco time to market
NCOIC Strategy:Reduce NCO Time-To-Market
  • Understand and articulate NCO/NEC vision, goals, and objectives
  • Discern industry’s responsibilities and respond proactively
  • Collaborate on NCO initiatives
  • Advocate open and interoperable systems design
  • Address problems, define customer requirements; take the initiative
  • Establish open, interoperable systems using common best practices and systems engineering techniques
  • Facilitate consistency across industry
  • Share strategies and proven approaches to enhance system delivery

Advisory Council Members

  • AC Chairman Mr. Keith Hall
  • Headquarters, Department of the Army LTG Steven W. Boutelle, USA
  • Joint Staff VADM Nancy E. Brown, USN
  • UK MoD AVM Stuart D. Butler, RAF
  • Australian Defence Organisation MAJGEN David H. Chalmers, ARA
  • Department of Homeland Security RADM Jay M. Cohen USN (Ret)
  • American Red Cross Mr. Steven I. Cooper
  • Defense Information Systems Agency Lt Gen Charles E. Croom, Jr., USAF
  • Italian MoD Maj. Gen. Pietro Finocchio, ITAF
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense Dr. Vitalij Garber
  • German MoD Mr. Uwe H. Giesecke
  • Allied Commander Transformation MGen Koen Gijsbers, NE AF
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense Ms. Priscilla E. Guthrie
  • NATO Headquarters C3 Staff Maj Gen Georges D’Hollander, BE AR
  • AC Chair Emeritus Dr. Paul Kaminski
  • At large General (Ret) Harald Kujat
  • Naval Network Warfare Command VADM James D. McArthur, Jr., USN
  • US Air Force Academy Gen USAF (Ret) James P. McCarthy
  • Office of Director of National Intelligence Maj Gen USAF (Ret) Dale Meyerrose
  • At large Mr. Arthur L. Money
  • Swedish MoD Maj Gen Staffan Näsström, (RSAF, Ret.)
  • Office of the Secretary of the Air Force Lt Gen Michael Peterson, USAF
  • Federal Aviation Administration Mr. Mark T. Powell
  • French MoD BGen Blandine Vinson-Rouchon, DGA
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Mr. Steven P. Wallach
  • NATO C3 Agency Mr. Dag Wilhelmsen
  • US Joint Forces Command LTG John R. Wood, USA
what customers are saying
What customers are saying:
  • “NCOIC and DISA are pursuing similar and complementary paths in developing network centric capabilities and addressing information assurance challenges. We are looking forward to working side-by-side as an NCOIC member with the many world-class technology organizations actively involved in NCOIC’s groundbreaking work.” Lt Gen. Charles E. Croom, Jr, USAF, Director of DISA
  • “In cooperation between NATO and industry, NCOIC is proving to be of critical importance !” Marshall Billingslea, ASG/DI NATO, ACT Industry Day, AFCEA-Chapter Europe
  • “The American Red Cross is very pleased to be a newer member of the NCOIC because we fully support the work the Consortium is doing to enable emergency communications interoperability across the defense environment and now with the public safety and emergency responder sectors. NCOIC efforts will improve the ability of emergency response teams around the world to more quickly and effectively respond to natural and man-made disasters. The result will be lives saved that would otherwise be lost, and a greater sense of global partnership to enable public preparedness and response.” Steve Cooper, CIO, American Red Cross
  • “NATO can only be successful in this NNEC enterprise if NATO and its Allies work together with industry from the beginning.” Major General Georges d’Hollander, vice-chairman of the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Headquarters Board

Advisory Council

Affiliate Council

Strategy Committee


Membership Committee

NCOIC Organization


Executive Council

Executive Director

Executive OperationsCommittee


Technical Council

Functional Teams& Working Groups

ncoic members december 12 2006 total members 88
NCOIC Members – December 12, 2006Total Members: 88

Tier 1 Members (22)

  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing
  • Cisco Systems
  • DataPath
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • EADS
  • EFW
  • EMC
  • Finmeccanica
  • General Dynamics
  • Harris Corporation
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • ITT Industries
  • L-3 Communications
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Saab
  • SAIC
  • Thales

Tier 2 Members (1)

  • Alcatel Government Solutions
ncoic members december 12 2006 total members 8810
NCOIC Members – December 12, 2006Total Members: 88

Tier 3 Members (65)

  • Factiva
  • Gallium Visual Systems
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Innerwall
  • Innovative Concepts
  • Insta Group
  • Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Intelligent Automation
  • International Data Links Society
  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
  • Israel Aircraft Industries
  • Johns Hopkins University APL
  • Maritime Technology Centre R&D Institute
  • METI
  • Microsoft
  • Military Communication Institute
  • MilSOFT
  • Motorola
  • National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology(Turkey)
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • Association for Enterprise Integration
  • American Red Cross
  • Argon ST
  • Ball Solutions Group
  • BearingPoint
  • CACI
  • CAE
  • Camber Corporation
  • Carnegie Mellon University SEI
  • CB Technologies
  • Ciena Government Solutions
  • Conference ConCepts
  • Cubic Defense Applications
  • DCN
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Emergency Interoperability Consortium
  • Ericsson
  • Ericsson Federal
  • Objective Interface Systems
  • Open Geospatial Consortium
  • PrismTech
  • Real-Time Innovations
  • Rheinmetall Defence Electronics
  • RUAG Electronics
  • SGI
  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • SIVECO Romania
  • Smiths Aerospace
  • SRI International
  • SteelCloud
  • STM
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Telephonics
  • Terma
  • TerreStar Networks
  • Themis Computer
  • University of Maryland HyNet
  • Wakelight Technologies
  • Wind River Systems
what ncoic members are saying
What NCOIC members are saying:
  • "If you work in government today, it's a huge, time-consuming challenge to review all the good IT-related ideas coming from industry.  In providing help, the NCOIC was created to bring potential solutions to decision-makers more quickly.  This is why it's important for government organizations to join the NCOIC.  Through government membership, our industry consortium gains first-hand benefit from the customers' perspectives, and government has an opportunity to influence industry thinking in early product developmental stages.  The end result of government membership in the NCOIC will be better products delivered faster -- a benefit to both government and industry.“ Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege, USAF (Ret), Deloitte & Touche LLP and former Director, DISA.
  • “NCOIC will illuminate the issues that help decision-makers set policies on interoperability frameworks. Key examples involve policy decisions on the degree to which new systems need to be backward compatible, and the advisability of  upgrading old systems to be interoperable with new capabilities.” 

Dr. Paul Kaminski, former Undersecretary of Defense, Acquisition & Technology

  • “Working in NCOIC provides a unique education in NCO/NEC concepts, standards, and technologies, as well as a broader understanding of customer requirements.  The work undertaken gives engineers the opportunity for early utilization of netcentric analysis tools, and a broad technical network of experts to call upon.”  Steve Russell, L-3 Communications
  • “NCOIC is an important institution for accelerating the government's acceptance of NCO. We serve as a constructive change agent to help the government move in the direction of NCO. NCOIC may open the door to teaming opportunities to Bearing Point; NCOIC offers access to senior government decision makers.” Paul MacGreevy, Bearing Point Executive Council Member
  • "The NCOIC is the organisation within which governments and industry are working together to accelerate global interoperability in network centric operations. We are all committed to facilitating this work through technical cooperation and information sharing." Dr. Edgar Buckley, Thales, NCOIC European Executive Coordinator and former Assistant Secretary General Defence Planning and Operations, NATO
technical council structure 28 november 2006


Chair: Sheryl Sizelove (Boeing) Vice Chair :Jan Wiberg (Saab) Chair Emeritus: Mike Curtis (IBM)

Executive Sponsors:John Osterholz (BAE Systems), Martin Van Schaik (Thales), Alan Murdoch (Northrop Grumman)

European Region Coordinator: Intentionally Not Filled

Architectures and Standards Analysis

Education and Outreach

Customer Requirements

  • Chair: Steve Russell (L-3)Vice: John Smith (HP)
  • Exec Sponsor:Claude Roche (EADS), TBD
  • Project Leaders:
  • Automation & Analysis
    • Mike Curtis (IBM)
  • Customer Project Analysis
    • Steve Russell (L-3)
  • Chair: Al Nauda (Raytheon)Vice: Stephen Bahr (IBM)
  • Exec Sponsor:Terry Morgan (Cisco), Alan Murdoch (Northrop Grumman)
  • Working Groups:
  • Outreach
    • Stephen Bahr (IBM)
  • Education
    • Ken Cureton (Boeing)
  • Chair: Mark Bowler (Boeing)
  • Vice: JacquesAriel Sirat (EADS) Exec Sponsor:Nan Mattai (Rockwell
  • Collins), TBD
  • Working Groups:
  • Open Standards / Patterns
    • Joe Schlesselman (RTI), Lars Schylberg (Saab)
  • NCOIC Interoperability Framework (NIF)
    • Francois-Xavier Lebas (Thales) Allen Jones (Boeing)
  • NCO Analysis Tool (NCAT)
    • Vish Dixit (Boeing), Abe Meilich (Lockheed Martin)
  • NCAT Content
    • Ariel Sirat (EADS)
  • Mobile Networks
    • Bonnie Gorsic (Boeing), Paul Schweitzer
    • (Lockheed Martin), Jonathan Nichols (ITT)
  • Services Information Interoperability
    • John Yanosy (Rockwell), Hans Polzer (Lockheed Martin)
  • Information Assurance
    • Jim Ross (Boeing), TBD
  • Ground Systems
    • Fred Mervine (IBM)

Engineering Processes

  • Chair: Ken Cureton (Boeing) Vice: Walter Legrand (EADS)
  • Exec Sponsor:Val Gavito (L-3),
  • Bob Collet (SAIC)Working Groups:
  • Product/Process Assessment
    • Luca Izzotti (Finmeccanica), Frederic Autran (EADS)
  • Lexicon Custodian
    • Daniel Wengelin (Saab)
  • Modeling, Simulation, & Demos
    • Bruno Carron (EADS), Bob Marcus (SRI)

Building Blocks

  • Chair: James Burke (Lockheed Martin)
  • Vice: Harrison Miles (Intel)
  • Exec Sponsor:Kevin Fiftal (Intel), TBD
  • Application Enabling
    • Paul Delvey (Intel)
Technical Council Structure28 November 2006
ncoic technical roadmap new additions in blue

28 Member Companies

48 Member Companies

88 Member Companies

Candidate Future


Develop the NCOIC Strategy, Mission, & Vision

Deliver Tools, Building Codes, and Building Blocks to Influence Acquisitions

Define our Approach





  • M&S facilities alignment
  • S&RL for other initiatives
  • Participation on interoperability exercises
  • International Friendly Force Tracking
  • NCO/NEC for civil aviation
  • Ground stations
  • Training systems
  • Ongoing generation of NIF v2 & PFCs
  • Expanding Asia-Pacific membership
  • Swedish FMV design rules
  • NR-KPP
  • Consortium formation
  • NCOIC position paper
  • Member recruitment
  • Gov’t and industry initiatives database
  • Document library
  • Quicklook Reports
  • Lexicon
  • SCOPE Model
  • Ontologies
  • NCAT v1
  • NIF v1
  • Establish IPTs to implement our approach and produce building codes
    • NATO
    • S&RL
    • MECI
  • More government membership on teams and first government members in membership ranks
  • NCAT v2
  • MNO completion
  • NIF v1 PFCs & NIF v2 concepts
  • Modeling, simulation, and demonstration activities
  • Building Blocks database
  • SCOPE Model refinement
  • Trademarks acquired for NCOIC, NIF and NCAT
NCOIC Technical Roadmapnew additions in blue

2006 Stakeholder Projects

  • NATO Interoperability
    • Evaluating the architectural foundation for NATO Capability Maturity Model
  • Mobile Emergency Communications Interoperability
    • Identifying standards that solve emergency communications interoperability problems for response to Complex Humanitarian Disasters
  • Sense & Respond Logistics
    • Identifying requirements for global network centric just-in-time logistics, including rapid voice, data, and video networked integration

2006 Representative Technical Projects

  • IPv6 Communications Efforts
  • Mobile and ad hoc Networks Issues (MNO and MNE)
  • Chat, Instant Messaging and Collaboration Standards
  • Interoperability Patterns and Protocol Functional Collections (PFCs)
  • Semantic Web – Taxonomy and Ontology for NCO (SCOPE)
  • Network Centric Assessment Tools (NCAT)
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Studies of:
value propositions industry technology advantages
Value Propositions – Industry -Technology advantages
  • Ability to influence Consortium-agreed
    • Interoperability standards
    • Common framework
    • Emerging customer NCO requirements
  • Insight into approaches to satisfying customer Network Centric/ Interoperability requirements
    • Early utilization of netcentric analysis tools
    • Broader understanding of customers, requirements and diverse systems
  • Early awareness of potential divergence between Individual and NCOIC member approaches – Earlier decision point
  • Opportunity to refocus IR&D investment from infra-structure to domain specific applications / discriminators
  • Education in NCO/NEC concepts, standards, and technologies
  • Technical network of experts to call upon

NCOIC Key DeliverablesAddressing Inter-Agency, Cross-Industry NCO Gaps

  • Collaborative Relationships among government and industry bodies
  • Analysis of civil and government agency architectures, capability needs, and mandated open standards
  • Systems Engineering best practices and processes
  • Recommendations for open standards and their patterns of use
  • Catalog of open standards-based building blocks
  • NCOIC Lexicon
  • NCOIC Interoperability Framework (NIF)
  • Network Centric Analysis Tool (NCAT)

The Consortium Is Not:

    • A Replacement of or Competition to Government Forums
    • Closed to Non-Traditional Industry Partners
  • Comprised of Members of the Production Chain:
    • Ultimately responsible for creating the NCO Solutions,
    • Uniquely capable of affecting true change in the production chain
    • Highly Inclusive – Industry, Academia, Government
  • The Consortium Is:
    • Focused: Our sole purpose is to partner with government and civil to enable transformation through NCO.
    • Dedicated to outreach and education to make identified architectures, open standards, and best practices widely available to government & industry.
    • Open: Across industry, Across borders, Across services, Across governments