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Tactical Cyber and Network Operations (TCNO) / WIN-T Increment 3

Tactical Cyber and Network Operations (TCNO), formerly Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 3, delivers enhanced integrated/interoperable/standardized Cyber and Network Operations (NetOps) software packages, which make it easier for Signal Soldiers (S6/G6) from the tactical edge up through Corps to plan, configure, manage, monitor, control and secure/defend their tactical network assets. Newly enhanced and simplified NetOps/Cyber tools provide a holistic view across increments and systems, and increase the automation of tools and reporting, making it easier for communications officers to manage the extensive tactical mission command network. Current and future NetOps and Cyber enhancements will be delivered as technical insertion to WIN-T Increments 1 and 2 for fielding and support.

TCNO also developed the enhanced Network Centric Waveform (NCW) version 10.x for increased throughput capability beyond-line-of-sight satellite communication and the Highband Networking Waveform (HNW) version 3.0 for line-of-sight (radio) communications. Both NCW and HNW provide significantly improved network capacity and robustness. The waveform improvements will be available for use in PM WIN-T and other Army and Department of Defense programs.

TCNOs network and cyber management capabilities meet and support the Armys goals for Common Operating Environment (COE) interoperability, as well as network and NetOps convergence across the Army.

Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) was designed to be the cornerstone tactical communications system supporting the implementation of the LandWarNet strategy during the 2007 to 2025 timeframe. The WIN-T program was to establish a single integrating framework creating a network of networks for the Army, subject to commander's intent and security policy. Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) was the Army's communications system for reliable, secure, and seamless video, data, imagery, and voice services that would enable decisive combat actions. It would be focused on moving information in a manner that supported commanders, staffs, functional units, and capabilities-based formations - all mobile, agile, lethal, sustainable, and deployable. It would be optimized for offensive and Joint operations so that the theater combatant commander would have the capability to perform multiple missions simultaneously.

WIN-T Increment 3 would provide the Commander/user within the tactical area of responsibility a mobile infrastructure that passed relevant information effectively and efficiently for combined arms capabilities in all required terrain and environmental conditions. WIN-T was implementing the Global Information Grid (GIG) NetCentric Vision including Information Assurance and Network Centric Enterprise Services. In addition, WIN-T was a key component of the tactical GIG and enabler for Future Combat Systems (FCS). WIN-T provided dynamic bandwidth and enabling formations On-The-Move (OTM).

In September 2007 the US Army awarded the General Dynamics-Lockheed Martin Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) team contract modifications. Increment 3, valued at $795 million, would continue development of WIN-T components to meet the full range of network capacity, security and fully on-the-move capabilities for the modular force with limited user testing scheduled expected to begin in 2011. Increment 3 would also address the size, weight, power and cooling requirements for systems to be hosted in Future Combat Systems vehicles.

Increment 3 funds in FY09 continued System Development and Demonstration effort to include conduct of Critical Design Review, hardware/software development engineering builds and manufacture of prototypes.




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