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MacAulay-Brown Thought Leader Publishes White Paper

MacAulay-Brown Thought Leader Publishes White Paper on Command and Control Virtualization Capabilities

MacB C2 Subject Matter Expert Outlines the Importance of Using Virtualization as a Bridge to the Modernization of Legacy Networks to Meet Current and Future Mission Requirements   

DAYTON, Ohio, June 19, 2012 – MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading engineering and technical services company supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community with over 2,000 employees worldwide, announced today that it has published a white paper entitled, “Command and Control (C2) Virtualization Capabilities.” The paper addresses how virtualization technology can be used to bridge the gap created as the military moves from stove-piped legacy systems to an open architecture that increases interoperability and provides greater situational awareness to the warfighter.

On today’s modern battlefield, planners and the warfighter must be able to quickly react to changing requirements. Unfortunately, the legacy systems in use now are unable to meet current and future mission requirements. The solution, as the Air Force Chief of Staff (CSAF) has determined, is to move to new systems based on open architectures to provide increased Situational Awareness. To ensure continuity of operations, the MacB white paper walks the reader through how virtualization – Cloud Computing, Software as a Service (SaaS), virtualized servers and data centers, etc. – is the quickest and easiest path to a modernized, SOA-based infrastructure.

“MacB has worked closely with the Air Force to leverage virtualization technology to increase Situational Awareness and to meet the current needs of the warfighter,” said David Robinson, Systems Engineering and Operations Manager at MacB and recognized C2/Air Operations Center (AOC) subject matter expert. “As we addressed those immediate concerns, it became apparent that we could use the same techniques to provide data continuity and increased interoperability. Thus, solving one of the Air Forces’ biggest concerns as it develops and deploys a significantly more modern network.”

To better support the warfighter, the Air Force Chief of Staff (CSAF) is moving to a data centric Operational Support Facility (OSF) for increased interoperability and as a data continuity of operations location for Air Operation Centers (AOCs) worldwide. Currently, the AOC Weapon System (WS) Program Office has difficulty sustaining the AOC because legacy systems are unable to meet today’s dynamic mission requirements.

To download a copy of Command and Control (C2) Virtualization Capabilities, please click here.

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