Command Post Computing Environment
The Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE), under the direction of Product Manager Tactical Mission Command (TMC), provides an easy-to-use common operational picture (COP) through a single mission command suite operated and maintained by Soldiers. CPCE provides a software and server hardware framework (common interface, data and services) upon which warfighter applications can be converged and future applications can be built.
CPCE will eliminate stove-piped legacy systems and provide an integrated, interoperable, cyber-secure and cost-effective computing infrastructure framework for multiple warfighting functions. CPCE will provide programs of record (PoRs) with a core infrastructure, including a common operating picture (COP) tool, data fabric, common applications such as mapping and chat, common hardware configurations and common 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. CPCE's acquisition goals include acquisition agility, open system architectures (OSAs), reduced lifecycle costs and a cyber-hardened foundation for applications and services.
- CPCE 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.
- CPCE 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 PoRs the ability to integrate new capabilities without rebuilding common components.
- CPCE has been optimized through Developmental Operations (DevOps) to improve responsiveness, add briefing capability and implement network management tools. Additionally, to improve system performance and to mitigate unnecessary data flow over constrained tactical network transport bandwidth, program managers and developers are working to address underlying data analytics, data dissemination and federation associated with the use of CPCE. These major efforts are key focuses of Capability Set 23 development.
- The latest Tactical Server Infrastructure, or TSI, hardware is being fielded to units receiving CPCE. More than 200 TSIv2 systems have been fielded and are providing various improvements over the legacy Battle Command Common Services server stacks including an 800-pound weight reduction, a 50 percent reduction in setup and teardown time, and a reduction in the number of transit cases from nine to three, significantly increasing agility.