Global Information Grid


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Global Information Grid

The globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities, associated processes and personnel for collecting,processing, storing, disseminating and managing information on demand to warfighters, policy makers, and support personnel. The Global Information Grid (GIG) includes all owned and leasedcommunications and computing systems and services, software (including applications), data, security services andother associated services necessary to achieve information superiority. It also includes National Security Systems asdefined in section 5142 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. The GIG supports all Department of Defense (DOD), NationalSecurity, and related intelligence community missions and functions (strategic, operational, tactical and business), in warand in peace. The GIG provides capabilities from all operating locations (bases, posts, camps, stations, facilities, mobile platforms and deployed sites). The GIG provides interfaces to coalition, allied, and non-DOD users and systems. Also called GIG. See also grid; information.
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Just as the global information grid described by "True Names" in 1981 has become a reality, the Open IT environment described by Halting State in 2008 is already on its way.
Documents this in an architectural construct called the Constellation-Net--the Air Force portion of the Global Information Grid. Pursues leading edge technologies such as new airborne networking concepts and standards through various test beds, laboratories and integration facilities.
These capabilities include Networking for LAN/WAN/MAN systems, Telephony, Security, Voice, Video and Data Communications, software, hardware and integrated solutions that assist in supporting the Global Information Grid (GIG) architecture.
During the recent past, as the submarine communications program manager, Unetic has demonstrated exemplary service as a leader in transitioning the submarine force from the Cold War silent service to an active contributor to the global information grid and the stealth component of network-centric warfare.
The DEPARTMENT of Defense (DOD) is in the midst of transforming its vast collection of information-technology systems into an interconnected Global Information Grid (GIG), which will ultimately connect sensors to weapons systems, enable personnel to share information at will, and provide unprecedented levels of situational awareness to commanders at all levels.
Due to the size of the global information grid and easy access to the electromagnetic spectrum, effects in Cyberspace can take place nearly simultaneously at many places.
This network-enabled software architecture will greatly ease the challenge facing developers who must support multi-mission computing and connect next-generation sensors to the global information grid (GIG).
WIN-T is a component of LandWarNet, which is the Army's portion of the Department of Defense's Global Information Grid (GIG) and the Army's counterpart to the Air Force's ConstellationNet and the Navy's FORCENet.
Department of Defense (DOD) officials currently estimate that the department will spend approximately $34 billion through 2011 to develop the core network of the Global Information Grid (GIG), a large and complex undertaking intended to provide on-demand and real-time data and information to the warfighter.
Post Newsweek said the new title will be "unique" in its focus on how new technologies are affecting the Department of Defense's (DOD) missions and operations as they evolve into net-centricity, the DOD's net-centric plans embodied in the Global Information Grid, GIG-Bandwidth Expansion and Net-Centric Enterprise Services programs, q-he magazine will cover the transformation of the DOD into a "knowledge-dependent, IT-driven enterprise" with information on finances, health and personnel systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, command and control, and communications.
However, in today's environment, neither intelligence nor communications can be effective without all-source processing, and this remains the sucking chest wound in the Department of Defense Global Information Grid and the rest of the US government, both within the US intelligence community and within the other agencies representing the varied instruments of national power--diplomatic, commercial, etc.
The Net-Centric Checklist refers to the Net-Centric Operations Warfare Reference Model as "the target viewpoint of the Department's Global Information Grid. This viewpoint is a service-oriented, inter-networked, information infrastructure in which users request and receive services that enable operational capabilities across the range of (1) military operations, (2) DoD [Department of Defense] business operations, and (3) Department-wide enterprise management operations.
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