PC deployed as Net-Centric Warfare Computing Platform
Santa Barbara, CA — Reliability, interoperability, and security, major concerns for industrial automation software, also are top-of-mind in military applications. Green Hills Software Inc. has announced that its Integrity PC technology was selected for and successfully deployed at the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID), an annual worldwide event held by the military and homeland defense organizations in more than 15 countries.
CWID is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff annual event that enables U.S. Combatant Commands and the international community to investigate new and emerging technologies that can be moved into operational use within 12-18 months following the execution period. The demonstration builds a temporary global network over which communications technologies interact to support scripted scenario. Technologies are evaluated for utility, interoperability with existing and new systems, and security.
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Integrity PC was selected to address a key military and intelligence information management problem. Communities struggle with maintaining separate computers and networks to manage information at different sensitivity and accessibility levels. Integrity PC consolidates computers and networks, yielding savings in size, weight, power, and cost. It manages information at multiple security levels, supports execution of common applications and environments (Microsoft Windows, Linux), and includes a cross-domain information transfer capability.
“Individuals from the operational community who viewed Integrity Secure Workstation during CWID were extremely impressed with the functionality and ease of operation,” said Major Pete Lipohar, exercise and analysis officer, Joint Information and Intelligence Fusion Capability Detachment, Canadian Forces. “The requirement for a true MLS has been clearly demonstrated and the ISW solution functioned very effectively throughout this test and evaluation exercise.
David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software, added, “Integrity PC combines more than a decade of mission critical field usage, the highest level of evaluated security, open standards and COTS platform portability, and the latest virtualization technology. The future success of net-centric warfare and the Global Information Grid depends on technologies that enable the warfighter to obtain and disseminate information in real-time and with bullet-proof security.”
According to the CWID report , Integrity PC successfully met its CWID 2007 objective by “providing an environment that allows information sharing across different security domains.ble, and ready for deployment in its current form.”
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