Situational Awareness Solutions for Defense

Essential to the success of military operations is the ability to have an accurate and up-to-the-minute view of impending threats as well as an understanding of the exact location, capacity and status of people and resources across forces and agencies. Situational Awareness solutions from MetaLogix built on the Microsoft platform can help enable commanders to make rapid decisions, deploy the right level of support and determine the most effective response to unfolding events.

In pressurized, rapidly changing environments, Microsoft Situational Awareness solutions, based on Microsoft technologies and platform, enable informed, precise decision-making, providing an intuitive geo-spatial display of information that is consistent with the customer’s operational techniques and procedures. Gaining the most accurate information possible helps leaders and teams optimize their decision-making, thereby providing superior support to people in the field and maximizing their operations’ success.

Microsoft Situational Awareness solutions are designed to meet military customers’ requirements to:

  • Interoperate with allies and coalition partners by adhering to open standards
  • Comply with national and international security policies
  • Accommodate legacy technology
  • Scale from fixed headquarters, mobile, and dismounted units
  • Accommodate operations on austere networks
  • Reach back to leverage remote resources
  • Support independent operations at lower echelons
  • Manage frequent “join and leave” changes during operations
  • Operate on another unit’s network infrastructure (tenant operations)
  • Address space and power limitations with options for virtualization and smaller-footprint devices.

Managing systems, people and information is everything on the battlefield or when managing an emergency situation or conducting daily operational duties. The ability to combine data from all sources, and to connect systems and people, enables leaders to communicate with all levels of tactical operations, and to fully utilize all information. This seamless network of communication and data transmission results in a common operational picture, producing confident decisions, and successful endeavors.

Microsoft Situational Awareness solutions aggregate and analyze multiple sources of data and information to give users an accurate, real-time visualization of the battlefield, regardless of physical limitations. The visual display is consistent with doctrine, operational procedures, and techniques developed by the customer or universally applied in military circles.

Microsoft Situational Awareness solutions are built on a technology platform that supports a wide range of applications, services and hardware, from mobile devices to data center resources. They can be deployed at a strategic, national, regional or local level, at command posts that are fixed, deployed, or mobile.

Microsoft Situational Awareness solutions can leverage the capabilities and extend the value of many Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 201, 2007, Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Office Groove, a collaboration program that enables information sharing with team members who work for different organizations, or who work remotely or offline. These products adhere to an open standards architecture designed to grow and extend current investments and help meet users’ future needs.

Engineered by MetaLogix into a variety of Situational Awareness solutions, these products give users the ability to see beyond their own network to get real-time data on troop positions, to communicate and collaborate with coalition forces, or respond effectively to unexpected events.

Microsoft Situational Awareness solutions are designed with enhanced security in mind for deployment and communications. Microsoft products that comprise Situational Awareness solutions are developed with the principles of Trustworthy Computing – a long-term, collaborative initiative to help increase the security, privacy, and reliability of everyday computing.

Microsoft Situational Awareness solutions incorporate internationally-recognized military and commercial standards to allow users to collaborate with a variety of military partners, civilian authorities and coalition allies, enhancing decision-making and force control at all levels.

Microsoft Situational Awareness products and MetaLogix solutions give users the ability to connect beyond their own network to get real-time data on the operational picture, position of assets and people, communicate and collaborate with other agencies and forces, or respond effectively to unexpected events. Users can collaborate, using familiar and easy to use tools, with a variety of allies, partners and civilian authorities, enhancing understanding, situational awareness and decision-making.

Microsoft Situational Awareness solutions can be customized to incorporate video streams, low-bandwidth synchronous and asynchronous communication tools, team workspaces, customized e-mail systems, integrated GIS, mapping and mobile device support. The Microsoft .net™ Framework also enables customers to rapidly develop and adapt highly functional, interoperable applications.

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