2016 Leadership in Enterprise Architecture Driven Results -
Joint Staff J6 C4AD: Don Miller (Director, C4AD), Frank Hunt (GOV), Ken Williams (GOV) / Mike Henry (GOV) / Jeffrey Springer (GOV) / Lloyd Ashby (GOV) / Jon MacCartney (CTR) / Dan Grenier (CTR) / Manny Ibarra (CTR)
United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) & Special Operations Forces (SOF) Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L): Deborah Woods (Program Executive Director (PEO C4), Art Coon (GOV), Mark Spadaro (GOV), John Williams (GOV)
Industry: Tom Fusco (ViaSat), Tom Klonk (Sierra Nevada Corp)
Summary of Enterprise Project Challenge:
DoD is currently unable to link tactical bi-directional weapons, sensors, and C2 nodes into real time air-ground Common Operating Pictures among Joint-coalition-tactical warfighters. This ensures long kill chains, airspace management issues, fratricide and collateral damage caused by incompatible Service networks, waveforms, protocols and software applications that preclude net-enabled digital warfare.
Summary of EA Driven Solution:
Joint Staff/SOCOM/Industry team collaboratively applied EA principles; produced first-ever fully accredited, integrated joint/coalition air-ground COP. EA enabled ‘simplification of complexity’; understand/integrate existing PORs, processes, milstds, and SOF best practices. Results include cost savings of tens-of-millions of dollars, decreased training overhead, and ZERO increased manpower requirements and significantly increased warfighter capability.
Who derives the benefit(s) from this EA driven solution?
MOJO TRAX C2 Gateway is now implemented in (or readily available to) units throughout the entire DoD mission team, to include:
• Army, Air Force, Navy, USMC, Special Operations Forces (SOF), Coalition Forces
• Joint Operations Centers, Tactical Operations Centers, Forward Operated Bases, Fixed/Rotary wing aircraft, Joint Tactical Air Controllers, Strike Cells, Fires elements, C2, EW, Lift
• Ground maneuver elements (e.g., Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), USA Corps, Division, Brigade, Battalion, Company, Platoon, Squad)
• Forced Entry units such as Marine Air Ground Task Forces, 82d Airborne Global Response Force, 75th Ranger Regiment, 1st Special Operations Forces Delta, United States Navy Development Group, United States Air Force Special Troops Squadrons, 25th Infantry Division, 173d Airborne Brigade, US Army Alaska 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team,
This EA driven solution benefits ANY C2/STRIKE/FIRES element on the tactical objective or TOC/JOC that requires integration of L-16, SADL, VMF and MANET radio data and ISR platforms.
Please explain how the EA discipline is being applied and how the appropriate stakeholders and business/mission staff were engaged?
A Joint Staff J6/USSOCOM/Industry team collaboratively applied EA to provide a means for Commanders to have a fully accredited, integrated, joint/coalition air-ground COP. This C2 capability was initiated and developed by USSOCOM/Industry for SOF requirements. The Joint Staff J6, JTIE Team determined this to be a “Best Practice” and with USSOCOM’s authorization, facilitated the improvement of existing C2 capabilities as well as obtaining appropriate Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) accreditation and Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification to make the Gateway available to the General Purpose Forces (GPF). A “best practice” is: “an operationally proven, [EA principled] capability, normally developed from the tactical layer up, that utilizes emerging technologies proven in combat that satisfy identified requirements, gaps and shortfalls in C5ISR”.
Various operational scenarios and vignettes were designed in concert with SOCOM and industry partner engineers and architects in order to develop a basis for decomposition and operational/EA analysis. As example, Forcible Entry Operations (FEO) mission was chosen as a central mission of the 82nd Airborne Division and the Global Response Force (GRF). FEO was decomposed into tasks supported by MOJO TRAX C2 Gateway functionality with emphasis on core, mission essential tasks. Figure 1 shows the relationship of measured tasks to the FEO mission. The decomposition was conducted considering three gap areas: C2; Joint Fires; and ISR. Enterprise Architecture Mission Decomposition (EAMD) serves to ensure that MOJO TRAX C2 Gateway capabilities support FEO, and it provides the basis upon which the feasibility of MOJO TRAX C2 Gateway capabilities to mission accomplishment can be assessed. The decomposition spans multiple levels of command, from the strategic level down to the tactical level, and includes select supporting forces. This decomposition was broadly built to include enough tasks to more fully describe all that must be completed to accomplish the mission in a general sense. The goal was to identify those tasks that are impacted by MOJO TRAX C2 Gateway functionality.