Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium Starts Work

The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), an international collaborative forum created in September 2004 to advance a new vision of networking technology for governments and the military, has named a 17-member Advisory Council. The mission of the NCOIC is to accelerate interoperability in systems that serve military, homeland security, civil and commercial users.

The group will work to identify the enabling technology approaches that enable the network-centric transformation of the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as the Ministries of Defense of allied governments.

The NCOIC is Chaired by Dr. Paul Kaminski, who served as U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from 1994 to 1997. The other members of the NCOIC Advisory Council include senior military, intelligence and Homeland Security officials.

  • Founding corporate members of NCOIC include BAE Systems, Boeing, CACI, Carrillo Business Technologies, Cisco Systems, EADS, EMC Corporation, Ericsson, Factiva, Finmeccanica, General Dynamics, HP, Honeywell, IBM, Innerwall, L-3 Communications (Integrated Systems), Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Oracle, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, SAAB, SAIC, Smiths Aerospace, Sun Microsystems, Thales, and Themis with The Open Group acting as the management company.

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