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					               Web-Centric Collaboration &
                  Information Sharing


                                       Overview/Status of the
                                  Defense Collaboration Network
                                International Collaboration Network




OSD LAMP Program
                                DCN/ICN Team
Robert S. Kidwell,              Nov 10, 2000
ManTech VP & Sr Tech Dir
enterprise Integration Center
                       DCN/ICN
• What is the
  DCN/ICN
• Current Capabilities &
  Technologies/ Tools
  – Information
    Services
  – Collaboration
    Services
• Summary
                     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
              The DCN/ICN Pilot Program

          Our Goal: To Develop, Introduce, and
1999 -
          Support DCN/ICN Pilot Programs at
2000
          Specific “DoD” Program Offices,
          International Affiliations
                                   Critical Grading Period
 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
                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                                        5
        NATO CALS Management Board

• NATO CALS
  Handbook WG
• NATO CALS Metrics
  WG
• NATO IETP/IETM
  WG
          ADD Korea Defense CALS

• Technology Exchange
• Repository for
  technology
  presentations, IWSDB
  reviews.
• Calendar for
  Events/Activities
              ADD Text Conference

• Collaboration Tool by
  Topic
• Post Messages with
  attached files.
Service Requirements Summary
            DCN/ICN Capabilities

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

• Core Collaboration       • CorePlus Collaboration
  Services                   Services
  – Web-Centric E-Mail        –   Comment/Annotation
                              –   Voting
  – Exploder Lists
                              –   Application Sharing
  – Threaded Text             –   White Board
    Conferences               –   Text Chatting
  – Web-Centric Calendar      –   Shared Web Navigation
  – File Sharing              –   Audio and Video
                                  Conferencing
               Current Technologies, Tools, &
                        Capabilities
• Capabilities                       – Initial Tools
  – Internet-Based Collaboration         • Text Conferences in Allaire
    Services - unlimited user              Forums
    accounts
                                         • Web hosting of documents or
• Technologies                             presentations
  – World Wide Web                       • E-Mail exploder list
     • Browsers, Web Servers
     • Scripting Languages (Client and   • FTP hosting/file transfer
       Server)                             capability
     • Web-Database Technologies (Cold
       Fusion, AcitveX Data Objects)     • Video Conference Server
     • Markup Languages (HTML,             Software
       XML)
     • Active Server Pages               • Web-Based Calendar
  – Electronic Mail (Web-Centric)        • Comment/Annotation
  – Windows (GUI)                        • Voting
  – Object-Relational Databases                                  12
    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
DCN/ICN        •   Voting

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             Web-Centric Calendar

• Calendar of Events
• Single, Periodic,
  Duration (multiple
  days) Events




                         COTS: iCal 2.1
                         BrownBear Software
                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
                      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 free component of
* Microphone,                  the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web
Desktop Video Camera needed.
                               Browser. DCN/ICN provides locator service.
                    Demo Text Conference
   Features                                User Interface

• Conferences
  – Forums
     • Threads
        – Message

• Search
• New Messages
• Attached Files



                    COTS: Allaire Forums 2.05 – Now Open Source
                  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
             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
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                       ColdVote
• Web-centric voting
  tool
• Question Types
   – Multiple Choice
   – Rank Order
   – Yes/No/Abstain
• Vote Result Charts
• Remote
  Administration
               Information Services

• Core Information          • CorePlus Information
  Services                    Services
                               – CALS/EC Technologies
  – CALS/EC Interest
                               – CALS/EC Events
    Organizations
                               – Document Management
  – CALS/EC Initiatives          System
    and Implementations        – CALS/EC Specialists and
  – CALS/EC Publications         Partnerships
    and Repositories           – CALS/EC Test and
                                 Certification Resources
  – Electronic Publishing      – Information Dissemination
Core Services - Information
        • ManTech-CALS Archive
          of Deliverables
        • Document Management
          System
        • ManTech CALS
          Information Repository
        • Conference Management
          System (Tracks, Sessions,
          Speakers, Presentations)
                  DCN/ICN CALS Archive

• CALS/IDE Project
  Deliverables
• Other CALS Interest
  Documents
   – CODE Report
   – ODIS Report
• Search Engine
   – Keywords
   – Meta Tags
       Document Management System
• Web Version of Windows
  Explorer
• (Folder,File) Hierarchy
• Expandable/ Collapsible
  Tree of Folders/Files
• Edit Folder/File Attributes
  (title, abstract, date)
                 CALS/Information Services

• Organizations
• Initiatives/
  Implementations
• Technology Transfer
• Repositories – Product
  Life Cycle
   –   Acquisition
   –   Engineering
   –   Manufacturing
   –   Logistics
   –   Test & Evaluation
   –   Operations
   –   Support
          Conference Management
                  System
• Manage Tracks,
  Sessions, Speakers
• Track Chairs Vote on
  Speakers
• Remote
  Administration
• Speaker Management
  (bio, contact sheet,
  abstract, presentation)
        DCN/ICN Customer Support

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

• Browser Detection
• Problem Reporting
  Form
• Problem Reporting
  Text Forum
         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)
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