Command Post Integrated Infrastructure

Description

The Army’s Command Post Integrated Infrastructure (CPI2) initiative is implementing capabilities that enable the service to employ Command Posts (CPs) across the operational spectrum. CPI2 is a modernization effort of Standardized Integrated Command Post System (SICPS) to resolve issues with set-up and tear-down, survivability, mobility, and suitability.

The CPI2 program has the mission to develop modern and mobile command posts (CPs), which are the field headquarters where Soldiers, the network, procedures and processes, and information systems come together. The mobile CPs replace large legacy CPs that are vulnerable because of their physical signature, limited mobility and lack of standardization. The program provides integrated infrastructure via a mix of vehicle platforms and shelter systems that enable CP functionality, increasing survivability through mobility and rapid displacement of the CP infrastructure.

CPI2 Increment (Inc) 1 addresses capability gaps outlined in CP Directed Requirement (DR) to experiment and field five (5) Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs), a Division Main and a Mobile Command Group at Corps/Division.

CPI2 is aligned to the Network-Cross Functional Team (N-CFT) Line of Effort (LOE) 4: Command Posts. CPI2 will collaborate with government and industry partners to design, prototype, and integrate mobile, survivable and agile CP solutions.

Capabilities

CPI2 leverages improvements in technology to reduce the current CP footprint and improve agility. It consists of the integration of approved and fielded mission command information systems, government-off-the-shelf (GOTS) and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology that support the operational needs of the corps, division and brigade combat team (BCT) main and tactical CPs, and the BCT battalion CPs. The centerpieces of CPI2 are the Mission Command Platform (MCP) and Command Post Support Vehicle (CPSV). CPI2 also provides all the ancillary equipment for fully outfitting the mobile CP, including the CPI2 Integrated Support System (ISS), tents, environmental control units (ECUs), power generation, displays, tables and chairs. CPI2 will also prototype Mobile Command Group (MCG) which supports Corps/Division Commanders & staff with digital workspace in vehicles.

  • Mission Command Platform (MCP) The MCP provides digitally connected workstations to support staffs at CPs, as well as command groups at corps, division, and BCT. The MCP uses current program of record (PoR), GOTS and COTS systems to plan, prepare, execute and assess operations.
  • Command Post Support Vehicle (CPSV) The CPSV hosts mission command servers, radios, local area network (LAN) systems and a Unified Voice Management System (UVMS) for conferencing, access to tactical voice radio, Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephone, and radio cross banding.
  • Integrated Support System (ISS) CPI2 will develop or acquire the Command Post Display System (CPDS) and UVMS. The CPDS, with its accompanying software, will support enhanced collaboration and communication by allowing the commander and staff the option to view multiple common operating pictures (COPs) simultaneously. The UVMS provides data communication exchange between Army standard network and radio protocols within, and between, the mobile CPs.
  • Mobile Command Group (MCG):  Supports Corps/Division Commanders and key staff with digital workspaces, allowing for quick setup and tear down On The Move (OTM) or At the Halt (ATH)