Strategic Mission Command

Strategic Mission Command (SMC) integrates, fields and supports the Army’s core mission command collaborative environment and maneuver applications to enable operating force commanders to make timely and effective decisions. SMC also conducts lifecycle management of cohesive infrastructure command and control hardware and software solutions integrated for enterprise through tactical levels in coordination with joint, inter-organizational, multinational and partner U.S. products.

Description

SMC provides interoperable hardware and software solutions to the Army, joint and coalition partner communities under the Army’s Common Operating Environment (COE) effort. SMC accomplishes this mission through a portfolio of products and services that provide commanders and staffs executive decision making in a collaborative environment, planning tools, common operational picture management, common infrastructure, data services and common applications providing foundational architecture for individual warfighting and support function applications to leverage. The SMC portfolio includes Command Web, Common Software, Tactical Server Infrastructure (TSI) & Battle Command Common Services (BCCS), Command Post of the Future (CPOF), Defense Readiness and Reporting System – Army (DRRS-A), Multilateral Interoperability Programme (MIP), Global Command and Control System – Army (GCCS-A), and WAVE.

Capabilities

  • Command Web consists of an extensible web framework environment that houses various command and control web applications called “widgets” to facilitate the fusion of operations information and engineer capabilities to provide a more complete situational awareness picture.
  • Common Software consists of unified infrastructure software components that enable the horizontal and vertical integration and interoperability of Army/Joint MC systems.  It is commonly referred to as the “glue” that enables Mission Command (MC) interoperability during Unified Land Operations.
  • BCCS/TSI provide the powerful and capable server suite for virtualizing MC focused applications while ensuring commonality to the Command Post hardware infrastructure.
  • CPOF provides the core maneuver control and operational collaboration capability for the Army above platform level.  It is a decision support system that provides situational awareness and collaboration for tactical decision making, planning, rehearsal and execution management from Corps to Company level.
  • DRRS-A enables mandatory Title 10 reporting to Congress and provides an enterprise web enabled strategic system capability for unit readiness reporting, unit registration, and force planning and projection activities.
  • MIP is a multination forum of 27 nations and NATO that have agreed to develop an interoperability specification and the MIP gateway is a software module deployed on BCCS/TSI that provides data exchange with coalition nations from Corps to BCT.
  • GCCS-A provides critical, automated command and control tools for strategic Army Commands (division and above) to enhance the warfighter's ability to plan and execute missions throughout the spectrum of conflict during Joint and combined operations and to provide interface between Joint/Combined Forces and tactical Army Mission Systems
  • WAVE is a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) product that serves as the unified Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) capability for integrating both C2 and radio nets into common talk groups for daily Commander briefings. 

 

Last Updated: March 6, 2017