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					       NMCI and the
     U.S. Marine Corps


         Mrs. Debra Filippi,
  Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps
  Deputy Director C4 / Deputy CIO
NMCI Industry Symposium, 16-19 Jun 03
                      Purpose

• Explain NMCI status & impact on the Marine
  Corps

• Discuss opportunities to leverage/exploit NMCI




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                   Background

• An enterprise approach to managing IT assets
  and networks in the Marine Corps had been
  adopted prior to the inception of NMCI
  – Marine Corps Enterprise Network
  – Marine Corps Office of the CIO established


• NMCI as opportunity to continue to mature
  Service and Dept IT governance framework
                                                 2
              Marine Corps Goals

• Seamless, transparent exchange of information

• Increase awareness and quality of data assets

• Ubiquitous network access through the web

• Migration to common platform for providing
  enterprise services

• Streamline IT management                        3
                             USMC IT Environment

                                                                  The USMC enterprise consists of a globally
                                                                  interconnected, end-to-end set of information
                                                                  capabilities, associated processes, and
                                                                  personnel for collecting, processing, storing,
                                                                  disseminating and managing information on
                                                                  demand to warfighters and the supporting
                                                                  establishment.
                                 IT Concept


                The USMC IT framework consists of three
                interconnected environments (units) within a
                Joint and commercial information technology
                grid.



                                                                                       IT Environment
Source: MITRE Corp “Building a Common Information Technology Infrastructure” brief                                 4
                                       Transition Plan
                                                             MID/NORTH ATLANTIC
                                                                   Camp Elmore
FAR EAST                                                            NOB Norfolk
Okinawa North                                                     MCRD Parris Island
Okinawa South                                                      MCAS Beaufort
MCAS Iwakuni
  Camp Fuji




                                                                                                 NCR
                                                                                             MCB Quantico
                                                                                             Henderson Hall
                                                                                              8/I Barracks
                                                                                              Navy Annex
                                                                                               Pentagon
                                                                                                 AAAV




                     WEST COAST                                                        EAST COAST
                                                                                       Camp Lejeune Site
                       MCLB Barstow
                    MCAGTFTC 29 Palms
                                                             SOUTHEAST                 MCAS Cherry Point
                                           MARFORRES         MCLB Albany
     HAWAII           MCRD San Diego       NSA New Orleans
   Camp Smith        Camp Pendleton Site   MCA R-G Airport
 MCBH Kaneohe Bay      MCAS Miramar
                        MCAS Yuma


                                                                                                  5
                         TOTAL MAJOR SITES = 27
                       NMCI Current Status

• First USMC seats AOR’d 24 March
   – 15 Marine Corps sites AOR’d as of 3 June
      • 16,300 seats
   – AORs will continue through FY03 and into FY04
      • Units deployed in support of OIF won’t AOR until they return


• First cutovers anticipated by the end of Sep ‘03
   – Dependant on IOC of USMC Interim NOC at Quantico


• Issues
   – Quantico NOC
   – Legacy Applications                                               6
              Leveraging NMCI

• Common IT Services

• Shared Data Environment

• Legacy Applications

• Enterprise Portal Framework
                                7
           USMC Common IT Services

• Objective: Design and implement an agile, responsive
  set of common IT services within enterprise governance
  structure and supported by policy.

• Enable:
  – Effective management of infrastructure (centralized
    view of the Enterprise)
      • IT & Data/App/Web Hosting centers
   – Robust, secure IT services
   – Rapid deployment of portal and other information
     presentation mechanisms while maintaining
     data/information ownership.
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   To-Be Architecture
Common IT Infrastructure

                                     C2 and RM      C2 Information
                                    Information     and as needed
                                                    RM information




      C2 and RM Information


                              Garrison IT          C2 and RM
                               Centers            Information
                                                                      C2 IT
                                                                     Centers
                                                   IT-21
                                                  Centers
                                                                    CONCEPT
                                                        • All components in one set
                                     Application
                         Data Center   Hosting            of layered views.
                                       Center
                                                        • Maps operational activities
                                                          to organizations, service
                                                          sets, infrastructure
                                                          components and standards.
                                                        • Depicts the “seams” of
                                                          system interoperability.
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Representation spans C2, Garrison, afloat and Joint IT requirements
                    IT Centers Centrally Manage And
                 Deliver Common Or Core IT Capabilities
                Building Blocks                                                    Examples


                                                                                   Afloat/Ashore C2 Center
                        Web            C2
 Data Center                        Operations
                       Hosting
                       Center        Center                                                      C2
                                                                     Data Center              Operations
                                                                                               Center



                    Application     Enterprise
  Training           Hosting            IT
   Center             Center         Center
                                                                                    Enterprise Data Center


                     Application/                                       Web
                                                                                              Other
                       System        COOP                              Hosting                Center
 Help Desk           Maintenance     Center                            Center
                       Center
                                                   IT Management

                                                   IT Operational
Certification                                                                             Application
                     Application                  IT Development     Data Center           Hosting
      &
Accreditation        Development                                                            Center
                         Lab                       IT Maintenance
     Lab
                                                 Command & Control



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                                     To-Be Architecture
                                  Common IT Infrastructure
                        Application                                                                                        C2
                                                     C2
   Data Center           Hosting                                                                                        Operations
                                      NMCI/IT21   Operations      Data Center       Tactical/Theatre Net
                                                                                        Tactical/Theatre Network
                          Center                                                                                         Center
                                                   Center


                        (Example
                         MARFORPAC)
                                                                                                 Joint
                 NMCI




                                                  Enterprise
                                                      IT
                                                   Center


                                        (Example Navy Annex)
                                                                                                                       MAJOR COMPONENTS
                                                    Data Center
                                                                                   Web
                                                                                  Hosting                          • Definition of IT Service
                         Web                                                      Center
  Data Center           Hosting                                                                                      groupings encapsulates
                        Center
                                          NMCI                     Application
                                                                    Hosting
                                                                                                                     operational capabilities.
           Application
                                                                     Center
                                                                                 Certification
                                                                                                                   • Common Infrastructure
            Hosting
             Center
                                                    Application
                                                    Development
                                                                                       &                             components required for
                                                                                 Accreditation
                                                        Lab                           Lab                            operational capabilities can
(Example Camp Pendleton)                                                                                             be delineated.
                                                   (Example MARCORSYSCOM)


Gives a layered view of the operational, system, and technical architecture components, and a
clearer understanding of infrastructure requirements
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                Enterprise Shared Data
                 Environment (ESDE)
Data is a fundamental
  building block of
                                    DECISION
  interoperability,                 SUPPORT

  information management,
                                  KNOWLEDGE
  knowledge management,            MANAGEMENT

  and the design of efficient,
  non duplicative systems        INFORMATION
                                  MANAGEMENT



                                   DATA
                                  MANAGEMENT
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                           The ESDE Defined
• Data Stores/Warehouses which allows Marine Corps
  Enterprise Data to be accessible from a single computer
  and viewed, analyzed, and understood in an integrated
  fashion
                             Warfighting                                                                                    Supporting

                          Control




                                                                                     Management & Admin
              Command &




                                                                                                                                                   Training & Education
                                                                  Force Protection



                                                                                                          Human Resources

                                                                                                                            Financial Management



                                                                                                                                                                          R&D and Science
                                   Maneuver



                                                      Logistics
                           INTEL



                                              Fires




                                                                                                                                                                                            Management
                                                                                       Information Resources                                                                                             13
                     Why SDE?

•   Seamless, transparent exchange of information
•   Increase awareness and quality of data assets
•   Promote sharing of authoritative data source
•   Establish foundation for Information/Knowledge
    management/decision support tools
•   Integrated data provides new insights
•   Reduce data costs through consolidation
•   Reduce the "Time to Market" for application
    development and fielding
•   Enhance Flexible Information Fusion
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       A Commander’s Perspective
                                                                   CMC
                 Command & Control                             (enterprise)


                    Info Resources      Mgt &
          INTEL           Mgt           Admin




      Maneuver                                    HR

                        Decision-
War                      Maker                         Peace
      FIRES                                  Finance




            LOG                         Train &
                                          Edu
                    Force      R&D
                   Protect    Science
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                                                                Small Unit
         Conceptual Environment
• Net Centric Conceptual Model Leading to IT/DB
  Consolidation and Information Exposure (Integrated)
• Consistent with GIG Enterprise Services (GES),
  Horizontal Fusion Enterprise Services (HFES)
                                 Segmentation
                               into Communities
                                Of Interest (COI)




                   Local as                         16
                   Needed
         Consolidation/Rationalization

                                Enterprise

                                   Future Emphasis
                                    On Enterprise

                                Regional




                                Campus




                                Local




Prior Emphasis
   On Local                                  17
                   Legacy Applications

• Software application inventory
   –   CIO/Systems Command Lead
   –   8000 reduced to 500
   –   Certification process
   –   Software Baseline
• Functional Area Managers (FAMS)
   – Sponsorship/accountability
• Enterprise Application Portfolio Management
   – Rationalize applications
   – Institutionalize process
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              USMC Enterprise Portal

• Single access point to enterprise information
• Aggregation of IT services
• Portal Objectives:
  –   Standardization
  –   Interoperability
  –   Consistency
  –   Usability
  –   Information quality
  –   Lower total cost of ownership
  –   Extensibility                               19
              Current Portal Tasks

• CMC/HQMC Portal
  – Assess options to develop, operate, & maintain portal
    for HQMC meeting CMC requirements for
    information aggregation, application integration, and
    workflow enhancement
• Enterprise Portal Architecture & Policy
  – Assuming no enforceable single-vendor Portal Engine
    standard, defining physical & logical options for
    integration framework meeting USMC objectives and
    aligned with DON/DOD policy
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       Envisioned USMC Enterprise

                                                                    Business Logic/Applications
Enterprise Portal
                                                                       Unified Data Model




                                                Systems Layer
           War Fighter Portal




                                                                F
                                Other Portals



                                                                     Manpower   Training    Logistics   Financial


                                                                Relational   Database                     C2
                                                                                           Intel
                                                                                                        Systems

                                                                        Enterprise    Infrastructure




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                            Summary

NMCI provides…
• Significant improvement to IT infrastructure
   – Connectivity, bandwidth/throughput, security
• Opportunity to improve business effectiveness & gain
  efficiencies
   –   Improved Enterprise Governance Structure
   –   Common IT Services
   –   Shared Data Environment
   –   Legacy Applications/Application Portfolio Mgmt
   –   Enterprise Portal Framework
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