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Worldwide Consortium for the Grid (W2COG) Research Initiative Phase 1 Final Report

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Authors
Gunderson, Christopher
Subjects
NCO, netcentric, network centric, GIG, SOA, W2COG, transformation, Cebrowski Institute, FORCEnet, LANDWARNET, C2CONSTELLATION, C2, C4, C4ISR, NCES, NCO/W RM, Data Strategy, IA, e-business, open consortium
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Date of Issue
2006-03-31
Date
2006-03-31
Publisher
Cebrowski Institute Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
"OSD provided $1.6M, and allowed eighteen months, for the W2COG research initiative to learn and apply lessons from the world of "open" e-business on the worldwide web to accelerate GIG development. Compared to a typical DoD Think Tank "study", W2COG more than returned value of OSD's investment by delivering a number of successful process pilots for: 1. Rapid (30-60 day), low cost (10s of $K), objective, expert, industry analysis of net-ready issues; 2. Community of interest (COI) for "semantic data strategy"; 3. Rapid demonstration, validation, and fielding of bundled interoperable "net-ready" edgeof-the-GIG network components. These pilots performed by the members of a functioning community of international government and industry experts proved the hypothesis that an "open" e-business approach can team mutually motivated government and industry partners in ventures to find accelerated "good enough" paths to GIG functionality. Recommendations are for W2COG sponsors and their constituents to harvest the benefit of their success by using W2COG institute; honest broker, to evaluate, validate and verify capability; risk mitigation and low-cost, rapid turnaround on concepts, pilots, and prototypes; certify and deploy reference implementations via consumable model; "netcentric productivity metrics"; semantic data strategy.
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Technical Report
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The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.
Prepared for: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Undersecretary for Advanced Systems and Concepts, Assistant Secretary of Defense of Network Information Integration, Office of Force Transformation, and the Defense Advanced Research Project Office
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Cebrowski Institute
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NPS Report Number
NPS-96-06-001
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Prepared for: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Undersecretary for Advanced Systems and Concepts, Assistant Secretary of Defense of Network Information Integration, Office of Force Transformation, and the Defense Advanced Research Project Office
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DWAM50072
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.