DVIDS – News – NAVWAR Establishes C3 Shore Program Management Office
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) recently established a Command, Control and Communications (C3) Land Program Management (SPM) office focused on sustainment, life cycle support life and modernization to ensure site readiness for Navy-wide C3 land commands. The office is a new department within the NAVWAR Fleet Support and Logistics Directorate.
C3 Shore Commands are shore-based facilities and facilities, serving as hubs for Navy C3 systems that provide global connectivity to the fleet. C3 systems are essential to all military operations, providing the critical information needed to plan, coordinate and control forces and operations across the full range of Department of Defense missions. Historically, the US military has achieved and maintained a dominant C3 technological advantage, but its competitors and adversaries have closed that gap.
“To keep pace with our adversaries as an effective fighting force, One NAVWAR comes together to fill that gap,” said Rich Caccese, director of NAVWAR Fleet Logistics and Support.
The Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6) tasked NAVWAR to provide material readiness and sustainment for the C3 shore command platforms consisting of 44 initial sites. The sites include Naval Computer and Telecommunications Main Stations (NCTAMS), Naval Computer and Telecommunications Stations (NCTS) with Network Operations Centers (NOCs) and Maritime Operations Centers (MOCs).
“We can’t fight as a combined force if we can’t communicate,” said Marc Schweighofer, deputy director of NAVWAR’s C3 Shore program. “Sustainment, lifecycle support and modernization of shore sites are essential to provide the naval operational architecture to support enhanced distributed maritime operations and to provide resilient and robust IW capabilities so the fleet can communicate anytime and from anywhere.”
To meet the N2N6 tasks, NAVWAR created a cross-organizational Integrated Product Team (IPT) to review, break down and assign the task letter requirements.
The IPT included subject matter experts from:
• United States Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) N4, N6
• Commander, US Pacific Fleet (CPF)
• US Fleet Cyber Command (FCC) / Commander, US TENTH Fleet (C10F)
• Naval Installations Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC)
• Commander, Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR)
• Commander, Naval Installations Command (CNIC)
• Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division
• NAVWAR fleet and logistical support
• NAVWAR Chief Engineer
• Fleet Readiness Directorate (FRD)
• Land Integration and Expeditionary Program Office, PMW 790
Following the establishment and with input from the IPT, NAVWAR has created the C3 SPM office which, when fully operational, will focus on planning, programming, budgeting and execution for sustainment, lifecycle support and modernization of C3 shore command platforms.
“It’s all about speed of delivery,” said Captain George Clark, C3 Shore program manager. “To deliver solutions quickly, we are leveraging Naval Sea Systems Command’s proven model for its afloat program and applying it to our ashore program. We look at their policies and procedures to see what makes sense to adopt or adapt for shore use so as not to recreate the wheel.
Aligned with NAVWAR’s strategic objective, “Ensure Information Readiness”, the C3 SPM office focuses on resilience and rapid delivery of information warfare capabilities. It aims to provide fleet commanders with platform design, hardware readiness, lifecycle support, efficient user interfaces, and configuration controls for a better-connected future fleet.
“Ensuring Information Availability” is further explained in NAVWAR’s Strategic Vector 2022, a document setting out the command’s mission, vision and strategic goals, all focused on cultivating a culture of excellence for One NAVWAR. .
The office also directly supports Project Overmatch, an initiative to enable a navy and marine corps that invades the seas, delivering synchronized lethal and non-lethal effects from near and far, from every axis and from every domain. This high-priority initiative will connect platforms, ashore and afloat, weapons and sensors into a robust naval operational architecture that integrates with joint cross-domain command and control for enhanced distributed maritime operations.
Project Overmatch will focus on modernization, leveraging the latest digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and information and network technologies to improve fleet readiness worldwide.
NAVWAR identifies, develops, delivers and maintains information warfare capabilities and services that enable naval, joint, coalition and other national missions operating in combat domains from the seabed to space and across the cyberspace. NAVWAR is made up of more than 11,000 civilian, active duty and reserve professionals located around the world.
|Date posted:||08.11.2022 16:55|
|Location:||SAN DIEGO, CA, USA|
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