GARLAND, Texas, 2 June 2008.Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems won a U.S. Air Force contract to continue evolving a system for the sharing of near real-time, actionable intelligence information among warfighters.
Known as the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integration Backbone (DIB), the next-generation DIB -- DIB 1.3 -- will address standards compliance, baseline convergence, enterprise interoperability and unique U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy requirements.
The Web-based DIB is an open service-oriented architecture through which military analysts and the intelligence communities can collaborate globally, regardless of their military service affiliation, thereby enabling joint interoperability. Raytheon first developed the DIB under the DCGS 10.2 contract for the Air Force and has supported the integration of the software into existing and emerging systems for the Army and Navy.
"The DIB technology has been successful in providing information interoperability, and the next evolution of the DIB will ensure successful integration to fight the war on terror," says Anthony DiFurio, director of Multi-Intelligence Systems for Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems. "We are looking forward to providing the U.S. military a service enabling it to integrate its systems with faster efficiency and effectiveness."
Raytheon developed the DIB roadmap process to logically add enhancements to the DIB product. The roadmap provides a plan for regular enhancement cycles of commercial technologies and standards to enable new features and services in the user community in a rapid and cost-effective approach. Raytheon will work closely with the government's DIB Management Office to incorporate the latest inputs from the user community to make it easier and faster to join the enterprise and share information.
The DIB 1.3 will integrate the latest commercial products with Solaris 10, Oracle 10g and Weblogic 10. The software will enable need-to-know capabilities, security domain federation, network-centric enterprise services security, automatic discovery, and federation of DIBs.