Command Post Computing Environment
The Command Post Computing Environment (CP CE), under the direction of Product Manager Tactical Mission Command (TMC), provides a software infrastructure framework (common interface, data and services) upon which current Warfighter capabilities can be converged and future capabilities can be built. CP CE is the primary computing environment under the Common Operating Environment (COE) initiative, a major Army network modernization strategy line of effort of the Network Cross-Functional Team (N-CFT). CP CE is the central computing environment developed to support command posts and combat operations, and it will be interoperable with mounted and mobile/Handheld systems.
CP CE will eliminate stove-piped legacy systems and provide an integrated, interoperable, cybersecure and cost-effective computing infrastructure framework for multiple warfighting functions. CP CE will provide programs of record (PoRs) with a core infrastructure, including a common operating picture (COP) tool, common data strategy, common applications such as mapping and chat, common hardware configurations and common look and feel (user interface). This effort eliminates duplicative or redundant implementations, speeds up and simplifies future development efforts and enhances interoperability and data sharing across multiple echelons. CP CE’s acquisition goals include acquisition agility, open system architectures (OSAs), reduced lifecycle costs and a cyber-hardened foundation for applications and services.
- CP CE provides an integrated mission command capability across command post and platforms, through all echelons, and provides simplicity, intuitiveness, core services and applications, and warfighter functionality in the areas of fires, logistics, intelligence, airspace management and maneuver.
- CP CE offers a common geospatial solution (map) and common data services, including an extensible database and data persistence. The system is designed to reduce the training burden on Soldiers. The Integrated Software Development Kit (ISDK) allows external Programs of Record (PoRs) the ability to integrate new capabilities without rebuilding common components.
- CP CE software will reside on a converged commercial off-theshelf (COTS) hardware solution called the Tactical Server Infrastructure (TSI) stack, which hosts multiple software infrastructure components including Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) tools, SQL databases and a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) tool. This enterprise software is tightly coupled with, and engineered for, specific TSI hardware using virtual machine (VM) technology. It must serve as the basis for all other warfighting functions and mission command system software loaded on the server.