PM MC - Project Manager Mission Command

Mission

To develop, deliver and support Soldiers with mission command software and hardware solutions across the common operating environment, enabling commanders and their staffs to collaborate, decide and lead operations to meet Army capability requirements.

Description

Project Manager Mission Command (PM MC) develops, deploys and sustains integrated mission command software capabilities to the Army and joint forces. PM MC’s support ensures tactical and other unit types are efficiently fielded, effectively trained and professionally supported, and includes the areas of maneuver, fires, sustainment, airspace management and air defense. PM MC successfully implements both near-term deliveries to current software baselines and longer-term development to enhance mission command capabilities by using a disciplined and responsive development process.

PM MC also procures a common hardware computing baseline used by a broad range of Army products.

PM MC Family

PM MC provides many operationally relevant capabilities to the Army and joint forces. PM MC's product offices are Tactical Mission Command (TMC), Fire Support Command and Control (FSC2), Sustainment System Mission Command (SSMC) and Strategic Mission Command (SMC).

  • Tactical Mission Command (TMC) provides Army and joint community commanders and their staff a human-centered collaborative capability with integrated voice over internet protocol (VoIP), a user-defined common operational picture (COP) and real-time situational awareness. Products include Command Workstation, Command Web, Command Post of the Future (CPOF) and Personal Assistant that Learns (PAL).
  • Fire Support Command and Control (FSC2) provides lethal and non-lethal fires through products including Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System (JADOCS), Pocket-Sized Forward Entry Device (PFED), Lightweight Forward Entry Device (LFED), CENTAUR (Lightweight Tactical Fire Direction System) and Gun Display Unit-Replacement (GDU-R).
  • Sustainment System Mission Command (S2MC) provides integrated logistics and control functionality onto a common mission command architecture and provides critical logistics C2 to joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational (JIM) users, using Battle Command Sustainment and Support System (BCS3) and BCS3 Node Management (BCS3-NM) products.
  • Strategic Mission Command (SMC) is the Army Battle Command System (ABCS) component providing Army, joint and coalition commanders with critical planning and situational awareness capabilities. Strategic Mission Command provides operational and strategic tools enabling the Army to bring the "right forces to the fight." Products include BCCS, Global Command and Control System-Army (GCCS-A), Common Software, Joint Convergence/Multilateral Interoperability Programme (MIP), Battle Command and Staff Training (BCST) and Tactical Edge Data Solutions Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (TEDS JCTD).

Major Initiatives

The Mission Command Convergence Strategy

PM MC’s Convergence Strategy will build on the already existing Mission Command Collapse strategy. As Mission Command shifts capability to a consolidated Mission Command product line through “collapsing” disparate systems, it will also converge with Intelligence systems through definition and implementation of the Common Operating Environment (COE) and the Command Post Computing Environment (CP CE).

PM MC expects the following key attributes to culminate through this consolidated approach:

  • Reduce unique tactical systems (Mission Command, CSS and intelligence systems) by converging and reusing capabilities in a common operating environment
  • Consolidated “back office” infrastructure consistent with Army Global Network Enterprise Construct (GNEC) and Joint Command and Control (JC2) architecture strategies
  • Leverage a common Web framework with Project Manager Distributed Common Ground System (PM DCGS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) to external information access and collaboration reach (Ozone Widget Framework)
  • Significantly enhanced commander and staff ability to effectively conduct collaborative mission planning and execution across a range of operations and the spectrum of conflict
  • A common government-owned-and-managed foundation architecture
  • A unified approach to data handling and infrastructure procurement