Monday, March 21, 2005

Network Centric Operations Consortium Gains Momentum

The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) has doubled its membership to include 62 companies since its launch six months ago. 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.

The newest NCOIC members are: AeroVironment, Inc.; Alcatel Government Solutions; Argon ST; Ball Solutions Group; Bay Microsystems; Camber Corporation; Ciena Government Solutions; Cryptek, Inc.; EDISOFT S.A; EFW Inc.; Engenio Information Technologies; FlightSafety International; Harris Corporation; Innovative Concepts, Inc.; Israel Aircraft Industries; ITT Industries; Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Marconi Communications Federal, Inc.; MBL International, Ltd.; McDonald Bradley, Inc.; MITRE; Motorola, PTC; Real-time Innovations, Inc.; Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH; RUAG Electronics; Sikorsky Aircraft; Software Engineering Institute/Carnegie Mellon University; SPARTA, Inc.; SuprTEK; Terma A/S; Wakelight Technologies; West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation; and Wind River Systems.


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