Army seeks 'brain center' for battlefield
- By Diane Frank
- Oct 25, 2000
JNMS final RFP
The Army last week released the final request for proposals for an automated
system that will serve as a "brain center" for networks supporting forces
in the field.
The Joint Network Management System is intended to provide commanders
with a commercial-off-the-shelf solution that will give them control over
the multiple communications networks used in joint-forces combat missions.
"The JNMS software provides an automated planning, control and management
capability to assist [commanders] in communications planning and execution,"
according to the technical requirements document from the Army Communications-Electronics
Command. "The objective is to perform high-level and detailed communications
planning, engineering and activation, spectrum planning and management,
security management, monitoring, control and reconfiguration functions."
The benefits of this system include:
* A shared view of the network, which will provide enhanced situational
* Enhanced flexibility to support a commander's intent.
* Better use of scarce network resources.
* Increased security for critical systems and networks.
The deadline for proposals is Dec. 4.