Tactical Network Initialization & Configuration

Description

Tactical Network Initialization & Configuration (TNIC) rapidly delivers relevant network initialization products and solutions to the Warfighter in support of evolving Army directives.

TNIC Initialization Products, commonly known as Data Products, include the information required to enable end-to-end network centric connectivity and interoperability across the Tactical Internet (TI) via Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T). They enable the Common Operational Picture (COP)/ Situational Awareness (SA) and Variable Message Format (VMF) / United States Message Text Format (USMTF) Command and Control (C2) messages for Mission Command, Joint Capabilities Release (JCR) / Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P), Maneuver, Fires, Aviation, and selected Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (IEW&S) and Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) products. In accordance with Unit Set Fielding (USF) Conferences, Data Product schedules are synchronized to meet the USF requirements, such as Product Acceptance Tests (PAT2), Validation Exercises, PM Fieldings, Initial Capabilities Development (ICD) and deployment events. Baseline Data Products are developed according to Modification Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOE), Network Basis of Issue (NBOI), Business Rules and ICD authorizations.

Capabilities

TNIC Initialization Products

  • Enable C2 and application messaging
    • Software Block 2 (SWB)
    • BFT Database(s) and Global
    • SWB 11-12 / Capability Set (CS) Baselines
    • adam.ldif
    • Address book to support Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS)
    • Simulation To Mission Command Interoperability (SIMCI) Files
    • Lightweight Directory Interchange Format (LDIF) Versions
    • Unit Task Organization (UTO) Report and Warfighter Initialization Tool Files (WIT) Unit Reference File (URN) Files
    • Tactical Radio Report (TRR) for CS units - Initialization Tool Suite (ITS)
  • Enable IP connectivity and end-to-end network communications
    • IP Address Templates
    • Telephony Numbering Plans
    • Multicast Addressing / Autonomous System Numbering
    • Network Device Configurations
    • Interconnectivity Diagrams
    • Engineering Field Notices
    • Configuration Management/ SharePoint Portal

Last Updated: October 18, 2017