The U.S. Army has initiated mission command network development efforts in a push to comply with a service branch-wide directive to consolidate mission command software of more than 400 tactical units into a unitary baseline.
The service branch said Tuesday the Army operations, plans and training unit’s directive aims to consolidate mission command network software and hardware throughout the military branch as well as provide the National Guard with updated equipment to support the software fielding mission.
The Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical also began to mobilize in an effort to help field 290 units throughout the remainder of the Army’s next fiscal year.
Rodney Malone, a fielding manager with the Army Project Manager Mission Command, said the service branch has committed to ensure mission training centers receive the most recent software baseline for future operator and sustainment training missions.
The service branch noted a universal baseline will support the release of new software, promote interoperability within the Army as well as lay the foundations for the future Command Post Computing Environment slated to be released in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019.
The Army added it also urged proper representatives from each of the tactical units to attend information briefs, synchronization conferences and in-process review calls to help prepare for commence scheduling, fielding and training activities.