The U.S. Army conducted its final Network Integration Evaluation for the web-based command post computing environment through various electronic warfare exercises at Fort Bliss in Texas, National Defense reported Monday.
In November, over 1,900 service members assessed the CPCE command-and-control support system to improve the platform ahead of its fielding in 2019. During its initial testing, the CPCE integrated four platform functions and operated as command post of the future, tactical ground reporting system, command web and global command-and-control system. The system contains map and chat features updating the functions of a previous legacy system that required users to shift between multiple computers.
Col. Chuck Roede, deputy commander of the service’s Joint Modernization Command, said during a CPCE demonstration that the new system enables the service branch to meet its goals for 2028. He noted that the Army expects to deploy another round of software supporting the CPCE by 2021. The system will undergo further interoperability certification assessments in the second quarter of 2019, including a Joint Warfighting Assessment which will take place in Europe with international allies.