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Program

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Conference Handbook

 

 

 

Program: Day 1—Tuesday 11 November 2014. 2

Program: Day 2—Wednesday 12 November 2014. 3

Program: Day 3—Thursday 13 November 2014. 4

Session Abstracts: Day 1—11 November 2014. 5

Session Abstracts: Day 2—12 November 2014. 9

Session Abstracts: Day 3—13 November 2014. 13

 


Day 1—Tuesday 11 November 2014

 

07:30am

Session 1.1 Breakfast Session: Exhibition open and coffee available

9:00am

 

Session 1.2 Plenary Session: Opening Session

   Welcome: Professor Michael Frater, Rector UNSW Canberra and Dr Peter Lawrence, Chief Information Officer, CIOG

   Keynote Address: Dr Peter Lawrence, Chief Information Officer, CIOG

10.00am

Morning Tea

10.30am

Session 1.3a Plenary Session: CIO Session

   Keynote Address: ICT Strategy and the Way Ahead: Mr Aiyaswami Mohan, Chief Technology Officer, CIOG

   Keynote Address: The Infrastructure Journey:  MAJGEN Mike Milford, Head ICT Operations Division, CIOG

12.30pm

Lunch

Session 1.3b Update: 2015 Defence White Paper (Mr Mike Kalms, KPMG & Dr Stephan Fruhling, ANU)

1.30pm

Session 1.4a

Update: Six Tech Trends to Transform Defence

(Mr Dave Maunsell & Gordon Stewart, Accenture)

Session 1.5a

Update:  Bringing the Transformed Defence Terrestrial Communications Capability to Life

(Mr Craig Smith, Telstra)

Session 1.6a            IEEE STREAM

Paper 1: Evaluating Impacts of System Integration on Joint Fires Operations

Paper 2: Simultaneous X/Ka-Band Feed System for Large Earth Station SATCOM Antennas

Session 1.7a

Product Brief:  Building Safer Smart Cities

(Mr Leo Chu & Mr Jimmy Ng, NEC)

 

 

2.30pm

Session 1.4b

Update: Finding the Path Forward to Interoperability of the Emerging Link 16 Upgrades

(Dr Pete Camana, ViaSat)

Session 1.5b

Product Brief:  Case Studies in Mobility for Classified Environments

(Mr Jon Green, Aruba Networks)

Session 1.6b            IEEE STREAM

Paper 1: Enhancing Space Situational Awareness Using Passive Radar From Space Based Emitters of Opportunity

Paper 2: Practical Implications of the New Australian and New Zealand Laser Safety Standard

Session 1.7b

Product Brief:  High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Communications for Government and Military Applications

(Mr “D” D’Ambrosio, O3b Networks)

3.30pm

 

4.00pm

Session 1.4c

Panel Session: Does Australia Need a Defence Industry?

(Sponsored by ADIESA)

Session 1.5c

Product Brief:  Dependable and Secure

(Mr Andy Start, President Inmarsat Global Government)

Session 1.6c

Update:  Developing a Mission Partner Environment; Lessons from Exercise Aqua Terra 2014

(MAJ Jason Broderick and Dr Peter Holliday, Land Network Integration Centre)

Session 1.7c

Update:  Cloud Adoption for Government and the Large Enterprise – Lessons Learned

(Mr Mark Potts, Hewlett-Packard Company)

5.00pm

to 6:30pm

Welcome Networking Drinks

Exhibition runs from 7:30am to 6:30pm (open to exhibition-only registration from 1:30pm to 4:30pm)

IEEE Stream (Refereed papers) co-sponsored by IEEE

 

 

 


Day 2—Wednesday 12 November 2014

 

07:30am

Session 2.1   Breakfast Session—Exhibition open and coffee available (SCAC Members in attendance)

                       Product Brief (Ballroom): Hitachi Data Systems
                                                                  Mr Andrew McGee, CTO & Sales Director, Australia & New Zealand, Hitachi Data Systems

9.00am

Session 2.2 Plenary Session: Coalition and Whole-of-government Interoperability

   Keynote Address: MAJGEN Mike Milford, Head ICT Operations Division, CIOG

   Keynote Address: Mr Victor Vae’au, CIO NZDF

10.30am

Morning Tea

11.00am

Session 2.3a Plenary Session: Capability Developments

   Keynote Address: LTGEN John Caligari, Chief Capability Development Group

   Keynote Address: CDRE David Scott, Director General Strategic Capability Coordination, Joint Capability Coordination

12.30pm

Lunch

Session 2.3b Product Brief: New Directions In Secure Information Management (Mrs Lisette Holmes, Mr Ross King, & Mr David Klein, Berkeley IT)

1.30pm

Session 2.4a

Update: RPDE Update

(Mr Ken Snell, RPDE, CDG)

Session 2.5a

Update:  Meeting Defence’s Secure Information Sharing Challenge: MuSE

(Mr Daniel Lai, BSTTech Consulting)

Session 2.6a

Product Brief:  Deploying SharePoint in the Theatre

(Mr James Milne & Mr Chris Rumel, Myriad Technologies)

Session 2.7a             INDUSTRY STREAM

Refereed Papers

Paper 1: Executable System of Systems Modelling for Options Analysis

 

Session 2.8a

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Small Cells, HetNets, and Self Organizing Networks (SON): Benefits to Defence

(Dr Mark Reed, UNSW Canberra)

 

2.30pm

Session 2.4b

Update: Why Identity Management?

(Mr Richard Brown, Cogito Group)

Session 2.5b

Product Brief:  T360 – Trusted Information Sharing Capability

(Mr Bruce Talbot, BSTTech Consulting)

Session 2.6b

Update:  Crossing the Chasm

(Mr Craig Lindsay, Cisco)

Session 2.7b             INDUSTRY STREAM

Refereed Papers

Paper 1: Big Data over Limited Networks

Paper 2: Rethinking Satellite Ground Station Architecture

3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

4.00pm to 5:00pm

Session 2.4c

Update:  Network Enabled Mission Command

(COL (Retired, US Army) Buddy Carman, ViaSat)

Session 2.5c

Product Brief: Overcoming Physics for Networked Applications in a Consolidated Data Centre Architecture

(Mr Ian Raper, Riverbed ANZ)

Session 2.6c

Update:  Security and the Internet of Everything

(Mr Gary Spiteri, Cisco ANZ)

Session 2.7c

Product Brief:  Reduce Risk and Increase Collaboration through Secure Information Sharing

(Mr Jason Ostermann, Raytheon Cyber Products)

7.00pm–11.00pm

Conference Dinner  (7:00pm for 7:30pm)

Exhibition runs from 7:30am to 5:00pm (open to exhibition-only registration from 1:30pm to 5:00pm)

 

 


Day 3—Thursday 13 November 2014

 

07:30am

Session 3.1 Breakfast Session—Exhibition open and coffee available
                       Product Brief (Ballroom): Handheld Push-to-Talk Radio Over Satellite – Secure, Fast, Easy Remote Push-to-talk Communications That Work Anywhere
                                                                  Mr James de Vroome, Business Development Manager – Enterprise & Government, Pivotel

9.00am

 

Session 3.2 Plenary Session: Navy, Army, Air Force CIS Interoperability

 Moderator: GPCAPT Darren May, Business Relationship Manager – Military, CIOG

  Keynote Address: CAPT Brian Delamont, Director General Navy Communications and Information Warfare, Navy

  Keynote Address: COL James Murray, Director Enabled Systems Development - Army

  Keynote Address: WGCDR Daniel McManus, Deputy Director Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Air Force

10.30am

Morning Tea

11.00am

Session 3.3a Plenary Session: SecureCanberra Track

  Welcome Address: Mr W. Hord Tipton, Executive Director, (ISC)², Former CIO, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S.A

   Keynote Address: Resilient Systems and Cyber Missions: Dr Mike Davies, Defence Science and Technology Organisation

   Keynote Address: Forensics in the Cloud: Prof. Jill Slay, Australian Centre for Cyber Security, University of New South Wales

12.30pm

Lunch

Session 3.3b Product Brief: Tactical Advantage for Data Management at Scale and Gaining Value (Mr Callan Fox, Emerging Technologies Division, EMC Global Holdings)

1.30pm

Session 3.4a            SecureCanberra Track

 

1. Optimising Cyber Security Learning Through Hands-on and Role-play Approach

2. Developing an Architectural Framework Towards Achieving Cyber Resiliency

Session 3.5a

Product Brief:  Google Cloud Innovation - Be More Secure in the Cloud 

(Mr Andrew Sklar, Dialog Google Solutions Practice)

 

Session 3.6a

Battlespace Communications System (Land) Development

1. Land Network Concept and the Army Digitisation

2. Interdisciplinary Framework for BSC(L) Architecture and Engineering

Session 3.7a

Tutorial: Collaborating with SharePoint

(Mr James Milne & Mr Nathan Pearce, Myriad Technologies)

2.30pm

Session 3.4b            SecureCanberra Track

 

1.  A Changing Landscape: The Internet of Things

 

2. Using Big Data to Secure Your Enterprise

 

Session 3.5b

Update: GIS for Defence Operations

(Mr David Eastman & Ms Kate Levy, Esri Australia)

Session 3.6b

Battlespace Communications Architecture Considerations

1. Considerations on ICT Architecture and Technologies for the Battlefield Communications Systems (L)

2. C2 Systems Architectural Considerations in the Tactical Communications Environment

Session 3.7b

Tutorial: Document and Records Management in SharePoint

(Mr James Milne & Mr Chris Rumel, Myriad Technologies)

3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

4.00pm to 5:00pm

 

Session 3.5c

Update:  Defence Spectrum Management – Challenges and Trends

(Mr David Murray, Department of Defence)

Session 3.6c

Battlespace Communications Architecture Development

1. Land Communications Reference Architecture Brief

2. Enlightenment: Modelling and Simulation of Radio Networks

Session 3.7c

Tutorial: Building Electronic Forms and Workflows to Streamline your Business Processes

(Mr James Milne & Mr Nathan Pearce, Myriad Technologies)

Exhibition runs from 7:30am to 1:30pm (NO exhibition-only registrations available)

 

 


MILCIS2014

Session Abstracts

 

Session Abstracts: Day 1—11 November 2014

 

1.1 Breakfast Session

 

The Exhibition is open and coffee is available in the Exhibition Hall.

 

1.2 Plenary Session—Opening Session

 

   Welcome: Professor Michael Frater, Rector UNSW Canberra and Dr Peter Lawrence, Chief Information Officer, CIOG

   Keynote Address: Dr Peter Lawrence, Chief Information Officer, CIOG

 

1.3a  Plenary Session: CIO Session

 

1.3b  Lunch Session Product Brief: Defence White Paper

 

Presenters:  Mr Mike Kalms, KPMG & Dr Stephan Fruhling, ANU

 

 

 

1.4a Update: Six Tech Trends to Transform Defence

 

Presenters:  Mr Dave Maunsell & Mr Gordon Stewart, Accenture

 

Defence organisations are at a critical juncture. Set against a backdrop of budget pressures, they face a volatile and changing world, with new types of military engagements and adversaries. While advanced IT capabilities are the hallmark of modern front line forces, defence’s administrative and logistical functional capabilities aren’t keeping pace.

 

Mobile, analytics, apps, cloud computing, Big Data – everywhere the digital revolution marches on; now is the time to fully examine how it can help transform and optimise defence.

 

These new digital tools offer previously unavailable solutions for defence leader to do more with less, driving operational efficiency and effectiveness.

 

This presentation will explore how this can be achieved. Drawing on six technology trends from the Accenture Technology Vision 2014, and compelling examples from the private sector, it will outline the considerable cost and efficiency benefits for those clear-thinking about digital.

 

1.4b Update: Finding the Path Forward to Interoperability of the Emerging Link 16 Upgrades

 

Presenter:  Dr Pete Camana, ViaSat

 

Link 16 is widely deployed to provide Situation Awareness and Command and Control by many nations and on many different mission platforms. This is a blessing for Coalition and Joint interoperability among Nations and Armed Services but it is also an impediment when an improvement is to be deployed across this broad user base without disruption. Such is the situation with the emerging Link 16 capabilities that are being introduced. What are the logical uses for Link 16 Enhanced Throughput (ET), which is already in the MIDS JTRS terminals and to be deployed to all MIDS-LVT terminals along with Crypto Modernization (CM), Dynamic Network management (DNM) and Frequency Remap (FR) in Block Upgrade 2 (BU2)? But, what is the effect of ET not being deployed to the JTIDS terminals. Next, along comes a Concurrent Multi-Net/Concurrent Contention Receive (CMN/CCR) capable terminal, designed to enhance the fighter-to-fighter experience along with allowing seamless use of Stacked Surveillance zones for mobile users. MIDS JTRS is getting CMN/CCR-4 while neither MIDS-LVT nor JTIDS are being upgraded for it. This presentation discusses possible ways to use these capabilities in a mixed fleet of terminals (putting a heavy load on the Network Designers of course) and where there are benefits and where the employment is not possible. It introduces ways to overlay additional functions in multi-nets that can make use of these emerging capabilities.  These ideas are also part of the basis for the US Air Force Pathfinder Study that is addressing deployments of these capabilities to existing USAF aircraft over a several year study.

 

1.4c Panel: Does Australia need a Defence industry - What would the Defence acquisition and sustainment landscape look like without Australian Defence Industry partners?

 

Panel Members:  Industry representative (multinational prime), Industry representative (small/medium Australian company), Senior Defence Executive, Government representative

 

The facilitated panel comprises four speakers representing a broad range of views from Industry, Defence and Government. Questions and comments relevant to the theme can be submitted in advance or on the day through email or in person.  Following a brief commentary from each panel member with their perspective on the theme, there will be a Q&A session based on the audience submitted questions.

 

1.5a Update: Terrestrial Communications Capability to Life

 

Presenter:  Mr Craig Smith, Chief Engineer, Defence Engagement, Telstra

 

The Defence Terrestrial Communications environment, one of the largest in Australia, is on the verge of a major transformation.   Join us to explore how Telstra and Australia’s Department of Defence have partnered to introduce best practice architecture, new capabilities and an ongoing management and support structures.  The new environment delivers a robust platform for technological innovation, vital strategic initiatives and rapid response to future national and global priorities, into the future.    

 

Use this session to understand the transformed environment and how you might bring the technology to life for your current or future needs.   We’ll share:

•      The new business and technical services that Telstra manage for Defence and the new capability that will support them in the transformed environment

•      How Defence ICT support is heightened in the event of military or emergency response and helps to ensure secure and reliable command and control communication.

•      How the new communications solutions can help you to drive collaboration and productivity with your people

 

Additional insight – LTE advanced network for emergency services (LANES)

Learn how Telstra has worked with Victoria’s emergency services to introduce an innovative new solution supporting critical communication.  Through LANES, Telstra has provided certainty of emergency communication, even during times of the extreme network congestion that can occur if disaster strikes.

 

1.5b Product Brief: Case Studies in Mobility for Classified Environments

 

Presenter:  Mr Jon Green, CTO Government Solutions, Aruba Networks

Based on experience with the U.S. Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program, this session will present a series of case studies showing how military and intelligence users have deployed commercial mobile devices and networks in classified environments. 

 

This broad technical briefing will demonstrate how standard commercial equipment can be combined with Aruba technology to deliver highly secure mobile, WiFi and VPN solutions in real world scenarios.  This includes:

 

•              A Wi-Fi network operating at the SECRET level with Windows 7 laptops

•              A mobile network operating at the TOP SECRET level with multi-OS laptops

•              A cellular LTE network operating at SECRET using Android handsets

•              An Ethernet-attached workstation supporting multiple security levels.

 

1.5c Product Brief: Dependable and Secure

 

Presenter:  Mr Andy Start, President Inmarsat Global Government

 

Inmarsat has over 30 years of experience in designing, implementing and operating global mobile satellite communications networks and has a track record of high-quality services and reliability. We have pioneered innovations in satellite communication services to make higher data speeds available to smaller and lighter mobile terminals.  Our average satellite communications network availability exceeds 99.9% and this reliability was further strengthened in 2013 with the successful launch of our new Alphasat satellite, providing in-orbit redundancy for the Inmarsat-4 network. This dependability is particularly attractive to government and military-level users around the world, whose operations typically require mission critical communications support. The successful launch of the global express satellite in 2014 heralds the start of the next generation of satcom technology. A complimentary service to WGS, global express will extend the capability of existing military terminals and increase broadband speeds available to the end user.

 

1.6a Refereed Papers—IEEE Stream

 

Paper 1: Evaluating Impacts of System Integration on Joint Fires Operations

Authors: Edward Lo, Peter Hoek, and Andrew Au, Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Abstract. Advances in military information and systems technologies have greatly improved war fighters' situational awareness on the battlefield and ability to make critical decisions in a timely manner. System integration is an important enabler for improving planning and execution of operations via availability of timely, relevant information and synchronization of activity. The Coalition Attack Guidance Experiment (CAGE) aims to assess potential joint fires capabilities and the resulting operational impacts, which can be effective to meet challenges from new and evolving threats. This paper highlights results from a recent CAGE activity and key lessons learnt to improve future endeavours. Of primary importance is the need to consider the human dimension and extant processes for effective system integration.

 

Paper 2: Simultaneous X/Ka-Band Feed System for Large Earth Station SATCOM Antennas

Authors: Christophe Granet, Ian Davis, John Kot, and Greg Pope, BAE Systems Australia Ltd, Australia

Abstract. A dual X/Ka-band feed system suitable for large Earth Station SATCOM antennas has been developed. The feed system is suitable for simultaneous four-port operation over both X- and Ka-band and supports monopulse tracking at Ka-band. Secondary radiation patterns on a representative 13m class reflector have been calculated and compared with the requirements for WGS.

 

1.6b Refereed Papers—IEEE Stream

 

Paper 1: Enhancing Space Situational Awareness Using Passive Radar from Space Based Emitters of Opportunity

Author: Craig Benson, University of New South Wales

Abstract. Space debris is a growing hazard to space users. Debris trajectories must be accurately predicted to maintain safe space access. Accurate predictions are premised on precise knowledge of the current trajectory, and a detailed understanding of disturbances that affect the future trajectory. Both tasks are facilitated by accurate and timely tracking of debris. It is possible to track space debris using radar and telescopes, yet both are expensive and result in unacceptable trajectory projections due to limitations on both accuracy and update frequency. In this paper we consider the performance budget necessary to augment debris tracking by passive radar, initially using Global Navigation Satellites as emitters of opportunity.

 

Paper 2: Practical Implications of the New Australian and New Zealand Laser Safety Standard

Author: Trevor Wheatley, University of New South Wales

Abstract. This paper provides an in context advance look at the practical implications to the Defence and general laser community of the pending update to the premier Australian and New Zealand laser safety standard. It discusses the significant changes to the standard, rationale and implications such as the revision of the maximum permissible exposure (MPE) limits, the changes classification system and unavoidable issues creates by the adoption process. These details are of value to laser operators, laser safety officers, policy makers, distributors and regulators alike who will be impacted by this change.

 

1.6c Update: Developing a Mission Partner Environment; Lessons from Exercise Aqua Terra 2014

 

Presenters:  MAJ Jason Broderick and Dr Peter Holliday, Land Network Integration Centre)

 

Exercise Aqua Terra 2014 (AT14) provided the Australian Army with a unique opportunity to build, test and evaluate an Australian developed Mission Partner Environment (MPE) involving the five eyes ABCA community.  This update brief will present a background and summary of the key MPE enablers developed by the Land Network Integration Centre (LNIC) for AT14, and provide an update on further improvements being evaluated by Army on the Road to Hamel.

 

1.7a Product Brief: Building Safer Smart Cities

 

Presenter:  Mr Leo Chu & Mr Jimmy Ng, NEC

 

 


1.7b Product Brief: High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Communications for Government and Military Applications

 

Presenter:  Mr “D” D’Ambrosio, EVP Government Solutions, O3b Networks

 

O3b Networks’ solution uses Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites, which is an ideal solution for government and military applications because of the three primary benefits delivered: high throughput, low latency, and focused coverage.  These beams can be put where the customer wants them, and adjusted constantly to where he wants them. O3b’s “fibre in the sky” provides customers reduced latency and higher throughputs similar to terrestrial fibre.

 

The throughput on O3b’s satellites—as high as 1.6 Gbps in a single spot beam—provides uplink and downlink data rates necessary for heavy traffic and large file sizes. Government and military IT groups’ Big Data requirements for high volumes of varying data needing to be transferred at high speeds can be met. The low latency, high throughput combination of the O3b solution supports interactive applications as well.

 

Because MEO satellites orbit far closer to the earth than a GEO satellite orbit (only 4,998 compared to 22,300 miles), latency is reduced, (150ms compared to 500ms), so response time is dramatically faster. Cloud-based applications are extremely important to government and military customers, but are extremely latency-sensitive. High latency makes use of these productivity systems frustrating at best, and in many cases simply impractical.

 

In addition, since theO3b satellites only have high-powered, steerable spot beams, customers get connectivity where they want and when they want between 62N and 62S. O3b has eight earth gateway stations globally, including two in Australia. All gateway stations are built adjacent to terrestrial fiber rings, allowing the interconnection between remote site, satellite terminal and the connection point allowing for full and complete backhaul. With O3b’s Beam on the Move (BOTM) capability, it allows the beam to follow moving customers on the land, sea or air.

 

1.7c Update: Cloud Adoption for Government and the Large Enterprise – Lessons Learned

 

Presenter: Mr Mark Potts, CTO Corporate Strategy, Hewlett-Packard Company

 

Mark Potts is an HP Fellow, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President Corporate Strategy. In this presentation, he will cover:

•     The Journey to the Cloud: Adoption paths and models, barriers and risk, where are we?

•     Cost and/or Agility: The business value drivers.

•     Hybrid Delivery: Organisational, business model and technology changes.

•     Applications and Workloads:  Which ones, new or migration?

•     Obvious Concerns: Security, compliance, privacy, sovereignty etc.

 

 

Session Abstracts: Day 2—12 November 2014

 

2.1 Breakfast Session Product Brief: Hitachi Data Systems

 

Presenter: Mr Andrew McGee, CTO and Sales Director, Hitachi Data Systems

 

 

2.2 Plenary Session: Coalition and Whole-of-government Interoperability

 

   Keynote Address: Major Genera Mike Milford, Head of ICT Operations Division, CIOG

   Keynote Address: Mr Victor Vae’au, CIO, NZDF

 

2.3a Plenary Session: Capability Developments

 

   Keynote Address:     LTGEN John Caligari, Chief Capability Development Group

   Keynote Address:     CDRE David Scott, Director General Strategic Capability Coordination, Joint Capability Coordination

 


2.3b Lunch Session Product Brief: New Directions in Secure Integration Management

 

Presenter:  Ms Lisette Holmes, Mr Ross King, and Mr David Klein, Berkeley IT

 

Berkeley IT specialise in secure information management solutions. Operating in Defence since 1999, Berkeley IT pride itself on delivering secure information management solutions to the ADO. We are dedicated to removing information “stovepipes” and providing secure information management and exchange between applications, dissimilarly classified networks, strategic and deployed systems, and between government departments and coalition partners.

 

The session will be a “must see” for information management professionals in Defence, as we present a discussion on information management and the methods we employ to deliver information in a secure manner to the ADF.

 

We will review recent developments and preview forthcoming product capabilities, including:

 

Substantial upgrade of the Nexus solution to meet the evolving needs of the Defence community.

  • Enterprise Search with Context
  • Inline Metadata Editing
  • UI Enhancements
  • Integration with Major Capabilities: Military Messaging, Objective, IC Pubs

 

Product Overview: Secure SharePoint via Enterprise Security Services Platform (ESSP)

  • Insider Threat Protection
    • No Lone Zone Patented Technology
    • System Administrators Moved Away From The Data
    • Devolved Administration Model
  • Security Trimmed, Enterprise Search Capabilities
  • Object Level Security

 

The session will demonstrate the practical benefits of reduced administrative overhead and improved information security that Berkeley IT solutions are delivering every day.

 

2.4a Update: Rapid Prototyping, Development & Evaluation (RPDE) Program Update

 

Presenter:  Mr Ken Snell, Engagement Manager, RPDE, CDG

 

RPDE is a unique collaboration between Defence, industry and academia, bringing together the best and brightest from across the defence industry spectrum. Our mission is: To accelerate and enhance Australian Defence Force (ADF) war-fighting capability through innovation and collaboration. When these forces join in a neutral, non-competitive environment, knowing that intellectual property and commercial interests are protected, the results are formidable. This update will cover a range of subjects that includes operational update and projects in progress, and coming opportunities.

 

2.4b Update: Why Identity Management?

 

Presenter:  Mr Richard Brown, Cogito Group

 

IdM is the management of individual and device identities, their authentication, authorisation, roles, and privileges within or across system and enterprise boundaries with the goal of increasing security and productivity while decreasing cost, downtime, and repetitive tasks.

 

Why do we need IdM?

 

IdM is inextricably linked to the security and productivity of any organisation involved in electronic commerce. Companies are using IdM systems not only to protect their digital assets, but also to enhance business productivity. The systems' central management capabilities can reduce the complexity and cost of an essential process. The centralised access control also supports consistent security policy enforcement.

 

ID management systems also give organizations a way to control the swarm of untethered devices (Network Equipment, Computers, mobile devices) in the enterprise. The ability to enforce a set of policies on the devices that connect with the network through the management of the identities of the users of those devices is fast becoming a must-have security capability.

 


Furthermore, the government says you have to care about identity management.

 

Benefits:

•     Improved security, auditing and compliance

•     Reduced operating costs US saved $142 per user PA = $14.2m for 100k users

•     Dynamic access provisioning / deprovisioning

 

Challenges:

•     Data mapping/alignment and transformation needs to be performed to simplify the automation of access control decisions.

•     Funding availability.

•     Implementation can consume precious resources and

•     Poor implementation can perpetuate existing problems

 

2.4c Update: Network Enabled Mission Command

 

Presenter:  COL (Retired, US Army) Buddy Carman, ViaSat

 

“Net-Centric” discussions are misguided; the network is an ENABLER to leaders to accomplish missions, not the center. The last decade of non-contiguous, non-linear, asymmetric conflict have highlighted the need for change in sharing information and visualizing operations. The overwhelming majority of young leaders are “digital natives” – having grown up in a world based on connectivity through the internet, mobile computing, and intuitive interfaces. The military is woefully behind in leveraging the inherent skill set of digital natives as junior leaders in the military. Networks need to be simple to use, adaptive and reliable. Formations will continue to operate well beyond the doctrinal ranges they were designed to cover. The linear battlefield is unlikely to exist again, even against “conventional/near peer” adversaries. Nation states and/or non-state actors have seen the impact of insurgent, low-tech, targeting on the battle space that erodes combat power and disrupts lines of communication. Networks must include beyond-line-of-sight connectivity to overcome the effects of this asymmetric threat in complex, extended terrain. Efficient use of bandwidth is critical to allow for real-time updates of friendly and threat positions, changes in control measures, clearance of fires, as well as multiple modes of collaboration: voice, chat, and graphical. Security domains must also be simplified to allow coalition/multinational task force collaboration, as “need to know” morphs into “need to share”. Adaptive, efficient networks enable leaders to be successful in the future: reducing fratricide risk, enhancing decision making, and enabling effective, timely targeting of threats.

 

2.5a  Update: Meeting Defence’s Secure Information Sharing Challenge: MuSE

 

Presenter:  Mr Daniel Lai, BSTTech Consulting

 

The need to efficiently and effectively share information securely and in a timely way has never been a greater challenge for Defence. From Special Access Programs, Tactical Operations Planning, Intelligence, and Joint Operations, solving this problem is a major priority across Defence.

 

BSTTech Consulting first presented at MilCIS in 2009 on the successful delivery of Silver Birch, an accredited Multi Level Security system to securely share information across compartmented security holdings. Silver Birch was the first NSA attribute based access control (ABAC) accredited system in Defence. This Update describes how that Implementation led to the development of Muse (Multi Level Security Environment) Architecture to address the challenges of Trusted Information Sharing.

 

From Strategy, through Architecture, to Solution, MuSE is a comprehensive system to address the challenges of secure information management. MuSE has been proven to deliver Defence outcomes including The Single Information Environment Security Architecture (SIESA) for Defence and the CIOG Nexus Architectural Review. BSTTech presented the Single information Environment at MilCIS in 2012 and 2013.

 

This update tells the story of the development of MuSE from the implementation of Silver Birch to its application to the SIESA and the Nexus Architectural Review. Most importantly it describes its applicability to how it can assist Defence meet its current information management challenges addressing the need to provide information securely, flexibly and in a timely fashion. The presentation will describe how this can be achieved cost effectively and rapidly implemented.

 

If you have an information sharing challenge this presentation is a must.

 

 


2.5b  Product Brief: T360 – Trusted Information Sharing Capability

 

Presenter:  Mr Bruce Talbot, BSTTech Consulting

 

The secure and controlled flow of information between parties is a key factor in achieving operational success. In support of disaster relief, covert, bare base and other similar deployments, Defence operations frequently require seamless collaboration between different people, nationalities, security clearance levels and information structures. Using isolated networks for this purpose has proven to be overly complex, ineffective, costly and difficult to secure.

 

T360 has been designed to meet these specific operational requirements. It is a self-contained, portable product that provides multilevel secure information management and control for communities of interest and deployed environments. T360 has been designed using BSTTech’s MuSE Architecture Framework to align information sharing and security requirements to mission objectives. Moving away from a roles-based approach to information management, T360 combines business rules and attribute based access control (ABAC) to positively secure the flow of information between parties and prevent unauthorised disclosure, modification or access. Not only does this combination enable information to be accessed according to specific contexts, it also allows the conditions of access to be dynamically modified to reflect events and changes in organisational/security policies.

 

This brief will outline how the product’s design draws on ICT enterprise architecture to balance information security and sharing requirements and how it aligns to the Defence Single Information Environment Security Architecture (SIESA). It will then demonstrate a number of scenarios to show how the product delivers trusted information sharing for communities of interest within a Defence operational context.

 

2.5c Product Brief: Overcoming Physics for Networked Applications in a Consolidated Data Centre Architecture

 

Presenter:  Mr Ian Raper, Regional VP, Riverbed ANZ

 

The existing and evolving Defence network architecture presents several challenges—not the least of which is the tyranny of distance and the ever constant speed of light. Both challenge network design and this design is judged by end users, be they Operational troops in the field or staff in HQJOC, and everyone in between. Their yardstick is the performance of their applications and ultimately the end user experience.

 

The nature of incumbent applications based upon TCP/IP is that they tend to traverse the network many times for each application function. Add in a measure of network latency for each application turn, due simply to distance rather than bandwidth, and suddenly the end-user is experiencing unacceptable application performance. This is a challenge.

True centralisation involves minimising the hardware footprint at the remote offices. But some applications are heavy network users and really need to have local storage and compute power. How can this be resolved? This is a challenge.

When centralised processing architecture exists for remote branch offices, there is a requirement to be able to recover or restore operational capability in the event of a serious outage. This window to restore is governed by the physical limitations of the network to perform this function. This is a challenge.

 

When a large change in network architecture is undertaken, it’s important to baseline the existing networked application performance before you start. Once the change is made, how do you take out the human element and objectively know the performance impact of the change? Have you satisfied the success criteria or not? This is a challenge.

 

This presentation will address these challenges and explain how Riverbed’s world-class WAN optimisation technology is at the forefront of assisting Defence move to a faster, more efficient network infrastructure.

 

2.6a Product Brief: Deploying SharePoint in Theatre

 

Presenter:  Mr James Milne & Mr Chris Rumel, Myriad Technologies

 

Some of the key challenges facing organisations today is the geographically dispersed networks both in Australia and abroad and the limited network connectivity and availability. Sharing information in these hostile environments has previously been limited and the need to exchange information about operations in the field is critical. In this session we will demonstrate how Microsoft SharePoint 2013 technology combined with iOra Geo-replicator can be utilised to allow collaboration on documents in multiple locations regardless of the network status.

 

 

2.6b Update: Crossing the Chasm

 

Presenter:  Mr Craig Lindsay, Director Advisory Services, Cisco

 

In order to enhance security decision-making effectiveness and to ensure security can operate within an innovative business framework, security needs to be more than a gatekeeper. The goal is to put in place the ability to discover, investigate, adapt, and evolve your network such that it enable business and allow for new productivity measures securely. Moving from a security practice that selects, integrates, logs and performs basic compliance of security boxes to a model where security is a business partner protecting not only the security of but also the operations and brand of the business is essential given current and further threats. In this regard, many companies are at the point of ‘Crossing the Chasm’.

 

This session discusses how to ensure security can operate in partnership with business, operations and security stakeholders.  The end goal is for your security practice to be viewed as a partner rather than as an impediment within the business that may be slowing down progress and productivity. Security can enable the business while managing the increased environmental complexity and new technologies.

The use of data and machine speed analytics is a critical element of future security solutions, and must be combined with sufficient defensive strategies to include security instrumentation, identity, zones, and access control to drive a learning and adaption capability that keeps you at pace with the changes in your business or operational execution.

 

2.6c Update: Security and the Internet of Everything

 

Presenter:  Mr Gary Spiteri, Consulting Security Engineer, Cisco ANZ

 

In the rapidly emerging Internet of Everything, which ultimately builds on the foundation of the connectivity within the Internet of Things, adversaries committed to finding weak links and using them to their full advantage will be made even easier. Anything connected to a network, in business, home and on the field, presents an attack surface to exploit. The effects of cyber attacks are sobering, in terms of both costs and losses in productivity and reputation. This session discusses threat intelligence and cybersecurity trends and what can be done to reduce their number and effects.

 

2.7a Refereed Papers—Industry Stream

 

Paper 1: Executable System of Systems Modelling for Options Analysis

Authors: Matthew Britton, The University of Adelaide and Gavin Puddy DSTO

Abstract. In this paper we demonstrate the viability of an affordable model-based end to end performance determination of military System of Systems leveraging the model-based systems engineering framework combined with a system execution modelling approach in the context of operational scenarios. We show how designs of COTS-based real-time systems, such as defence combat management systems, can be realistically analysed early in their design lifecycle using the technique of executable modelling, potentially identifying problems earlier in the design lifecycle than by using traditional design methodologies, with resultant cost and time savings. We then present results of a system-in-the-loop experiment showing the performance of middleware implementations in realistic operational conditions.

 

2.7b Refereed Papers—Industry Stream

 

Paper 1: Big Data over Limited Networks

Authors: Lawrence Poynter and Philip Wilcocks, iOra Limited

Abstract. This paper examines the emergence of Big Data repositories and the particular problems that are encountered when these data sources need to be transmitted over limited military networks. Following a review of the historical development of Big Data the paper details the technology challenges involved in the management and analysis of large repositories and is illustrated by some existing and emerging military examples including applications in Intelligence, Command and Control, operations, logistics and field maintenance. In an attempt to offer options for dealing with Big Data an evaluation of some of the techniques that can be applied to data to overcome the network constraints that exist are examined.

 

Paper 2: Rethinking Satellite Ground Station Architecture

Authors: Paul Solomon, Jeremy Hallett, and Samuel Kenny, Clearbox Systems

Abstract. The systems architecture of the satellite ground station has not changed significantly in the last 35 years. However, during this time technologies have been developed that could serve to introduce sustained innovation to the satellite ground station. This paper explores how recent advances in spectrum digitisation, high speed fibre communications, and computational power may unlock the next evolution in ground station design and how the convergence of Signal Processing and Heterogeneous Computing could lead to the development of an open hardware and software platform for satellite signal processing. This would evolve the existing marketplace, opening up competition and standardisation in satellite communications environments, paving the way for new levels of value, capability, redundancy, flexibility and surge capacity.

 

 


2.7c Product Brief: Reduce Risk and Increase Collaboration through Secure Information Sharing

 

Presenter:  Mr Jason Ostermann, Chief Engineer – Transfer Solutions, Raytheon Cyber Products

 

We are inundated with data at every turn. And that just involves work and personal data for yourself and your relatively small network of contacts. Now, consider the same for billions of people, companies, and governments and imagine the task of collecting and sorting out what is critical. World events continue to shed light on the fact that data collection from satellites, sensors and other sources must be augmented with data from social networks for a full picture. This data must be securely shared with a myriad of people and systems across governments, militaries, law enforcement and corporations. The need to quickly, securely and appropriately link these entities through information sharing across public, private, and national boundaries is critical to global security.

Governments and industries are realizing that ‘it takes a village’– no one entity can handle all this data on their own. IBM estimates that 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data are created every day – ‘90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone’. Entities from businesses to governments are tapping this vast data ocean to develop multi-faceted holistic pictures. Big data is not just about analytics, before you can use tools, data must be collected and stored in the right places with the right protections and access controls. Most data is from unclassified or unrestricted domains – social media, the Internet. Before that data can be considered ‘intelligent’ or ‘actionable’ it must be combined into a larger picture.

Cross domain information sharing solutions are built with strict security controls, ensuring that the right data is shared with the right people and across systems to efficiently and effectively protect personal and public interests. Raytheon Cyber Products provides a suite of solutions to ensure that your data is moved securely inside and outside of your network.

This session will discuss the importance of secure data transfer – from machine to machine and person to person, while mitigating against viruses, malware and policy violations.

 

2.8a Tutorial: Small Cells, HetNets, and Self Organizing Networks (SON): Benefits to Defence

 

Presenter:  Dr Mark Reed, UNSW Canberra

 

Small Cells and Heterogeneous wireless cellular networks (HetNets) are being introduced to provide a scalable solution to the forecast ten times increase in mobile broadband demand over the next five years. HetNets utilize multiple tiers of cells to serve users, this results in a massive increase in operational complexity and cost if traditional approaches to radio management are used. To overcome these challenges, SON has emerged as paradigm that can reduce costs while at the same time yield optimal performance which otherwise can be virtually impossible with manual configuration. This tutorial will first introduce Small Cells by looking at the utilisation and deployment scenarios. We will then introduce key concepts of HetNets with emphasis on the air interface. We will finally discuss SON use cases, including latest standardization activities and industrial progress. The tutorial will utilise examples from commercial activities, however, we will also consider the benefits of this technology to Defence.

 


Session Abstracts: Day 3—13 November 2014

 

3.1 Breakfast Session Product Brief: Handheld Push-to-Talk Radio Over Satellite – Secure, Fast, Easy Remote Push-to-talk Communications That Work Anywhere

 

Presenter: Mr James de Vroome, Business Development Manager – Enterprise & Government, Pivotel

 

Pivotel Group is an Australian owned and operated satellite communications company offering a secure, reliable Australian satellite network across a range of satellite service providers. With network interconnect points across Australia users can rely on their connection to the Pivotel Network Gateway to transmit sensitive information quickly and securely.

 

Pivotel’s new Push-to-talk (PTT) service using the Iridium Satellite Network takes push-to-talk communications to the next level. Remote Defence personnel often require a fast, reliable and secure communication channel for one-to-many voice communications when making a one-to-one satellite call is not time-effective. The PTT service allows a group of users to communicate in the same way they would use push-to-talk radio services, but using a secure, reliable satellite connection. Using specially configured Iridium Extreme satellite handsets, a group of users within a specified geographic footprint can simply push a button to broadcast a message to the other users within their talk group. 

 

The Iridium Satellite Network offers truly global coverage and its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation provides a fast PTT service with very low latency. Iridium’s PTT is secure; it uses AES256 encryption to transport all PTT voice content; AES256 is one of the top encryptions in use and is currently used by the leading Governments when transmitting top secret data.  The PTT service is affordable and flexible, with the ability to configure handsets within a group easily and quickly.

 

3.2 Plenary Session—Navy, Army, Air Force CIS Interoperability

 

Moderator: GPCAPT Darren May, Business Relationship Manager – Military, CIOG

   Keynote Address: CAPT Brian Delamont, Director General Navy Communications and Information Warfare, Navy

   Keynote Address: COL James Murray, Director Enabled Systems Development, Army

   Keynote Address: WGCDR Daniel McManus, Deputy Director Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Air Force

 

3.3a Plenary Session: SecureCanberra Plenary

 

Welcome Address: W. Hord Tipton, Executive Director, (ISC)², Former CIO, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S.A

 

Keynote Address: Resilient Systems and Cyber Missions: Dr Mike Davies, Research Leader, Cyber Assurance and Operations, Cyber and EW Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation

 

Keynote Address: Forensics in the Cloud: Prof. Jill Slay, Director, Australian Centre for Cyber Security, School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales

 

3.3b Lunch Session Product Brief: Tactical Advantage for Data Management at Scale and Gaining Value

 

Presenter:  Mr Callan Fox, Emerging Technologies Division, EMC Global Holdings

 

This session will explore a storage solution which make managing large datasets at scale easy, while providing out-of-the-box integration with analytics platforms to gain intelligence from the data in place.

 

The sheer amount and ever-increasing sophistication of information can overwhelm analysis systems and processes.  Data from sources as varied as unmanned aerial vehicles, surveillance video, network devices and online chat result in a constant flood of information so vast that only a fraction of it can be analysed quickly. The Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) community are struggling to develop capabilities to analyse intelligence at an unprecedented speed and capacity. The growth in the number of UAVs collecting intelligence is exponential. Airborne sensors now track dozens of targets simultaneously. UAVs feed full-motion video directly to front-line troops. Automated systems suction emails, chats and Twitter feeds continuously from the ether, forming constellations of sensors and sensor networks. The problem of collection has largely been addressed, but has created massive challenges related to storing and analysing data, and to disseminate useful intelligence.  

 


3.4a SecureCanberra Track

 

Optimising Cyber Security Learning Through Hands-on and Role-play Approach

Presenter:  Mr Jimmy Ng Wee Kok, NEC

 

Developing an Architectural Framework Towards Achieving Cyber Resiliency

Presenter:  Deepak Singh, Head of Professional Services, Secure Logic

 

3.4b SecureCanberra Track

 

The Changing Landscape: The Internet of Things

Presenter:  Professor Sanjay Jha, University of New South Wales

 

Using Big Data to Secure Your Enterprise

Presenter:  Mr Matt Carling, Cisco Australia

 

 

3.5a Product Brief: Google Cloud Innovation - Be More Secure in the Cloud

 

Presenter:  Mr Andrew Sklar, Dialog Google Solutions Practice

 

With Google’s recent release of Google Drive unlimited, organisations are now offered with never before seen unlimited storage capacity and live collaboration solutions at only $10 per user, per month. Google Drive is the only tool in the world allowing live document creation, edit and review capability on any mobile platform across over forty file types.  These include MS Office file types, Google Documents and more.

 

With proven security certifications including Google Drive for Work and the corresponding data centres are SSAE 16 / ISAE 3402 Type II, SOC 2-audited and have achieved ISO 27001 certification. For industries or geographies subject to specific regulations, Google Drive supports FISMA, FERPA, and HIPAA and adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. Additionally, administration can leverage audit API’s to track sharing of files across any department and allocate/revoke access as required, from any device, at any given moment.

 

Google Drive includes dozens of critical security features specifically designed to keep data safe, secure and in your control. These include encryption in transit as your data moves from your device to Google, as it moves between Google's data centres and encryption at rest when it is stored on your mobile device.

 

Drive for work and Google Cloud Innovation technologies deliver an Environment of tomorrow with unmatched security protocols, data capacity, unsurpassed uptime reliability of 99.8% and a new benchmark of productivity.

 

3.5b Update: GIS for Defence Operations

 

Presenters:  Mr David Eastman & Ms Kate Levy, Esri Australia

 

An ever evolving breadth and depth of sensor capabilities and outputs exists across the Australian Defence Forces (ADF). This trend is adding to the collection of an almost overwhelming amount of data. Being able to intuitively and effectively integrate, synthesise and share this information is critical for precise and timely decision-making, and is a stated Defence goal. Almost all decisions in the defence environment involve location and as such, geography provides vital intelligence. When making decisions, being able to answer the 'where?' component is important - and increasingly, knowing the 'why?', 'what?' and 'where will' of any given scenario will become absolutely critical. Today's advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) technology goes far beyond displaying a map background in a defence application - and it is no longer a specialised niche capability in defence operations. Rather, GIS technology facilitates the integration and exchange of information across and within Defence environments and has the capability to extend information sharing to partners, agencies and allies. The technology also empowers individual staff by providing access to information required to make informed and timely decisions. By leveraging geography, it provides a platform of understanding - enhancing situational awareness and supporting decision-making across the spectrum of operations at the strategic, operational and tactical levels alike. This paper outlines a new approach for how the ADF can deploy its existing investment in GIS technology to seamlessly integrate its joint taskforces. It also discusses how the latest paradigm shift in GIS technology will ensure a common understanding and flow of information across all levels of Defence. The net result is better, faster, and less expensive analysis and information dissemination. For Defence, this will result in more informed and timely decision-making, ensuring a cohesive and collaborative approach to all operations.

 


3.5c Update: Defence Spectrum Management – Challenges and Trends

 

Presenter:  Mr David Murray, Director Defence Spectrum Office, Department of Defence

 

Electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) is considered as a scarce and hence valuable resource by organisations operating spectrum-dependant (SD) systems. In the military context, the ability to control access to electromagnetic spectrum is crucial in the modern battlefield where advanced systems compete for spectrum. A commander would not commit forces to an area in which he could not reasonably expect to contest freedom of action and the EMS is no different. Access to spectrum when and where required is essential for a number of current and future Defence capabilities during wartime and peacetime alike. Defence organisations own and operate a complex and advanced mix of SD systems in the C4ISR domain, including but not limited to, space and terrestrial communications, radars, telemetry, training aids, base protection, weapon control systems and electronic warfare systems. These applications are found on maritime, ground and air platforms. In this brief we will discuss: the fundamentals of spectrum management, an overview of spectrum related legislation in Australia, the provisions for spectrum access by Defence, sharing vs exclusive access to spectrum, spectrum sharing methods, spectrum supportability, international regulations (ITU-R), frequency management tools, emerging trends and spectrum technologies. The discussion consists of case studies (not necessarily Defence) of spectrum supportability and frequency assignment in Australia. We will also look at the roles, responsibilities and challenges faced by present day military spectrum management agencies.

 

3.6a Battlespace Communications System (Land) Development

 

Presentation 1: Land Network Concept and the Army Digitisation

 

Presenter:  COL James Murray, Director Enabling Systems Development - Army

 

Land Network Concept and the Army Digitisation Implementation Plan with respect to the BCS(L).

 

Presentation 2: Interdisciplinary Framework for BSC(L) Architecture and Engineering

 

Presenter: Dr. Mansoor Syed, Engineering Director, Project 2072, DMO

 

Large scale Defence systems are typically developed through a well established System Engineering approach. However, ICT systems are increasingly developed using an architectural approach. Both approaches have their merit, though an interdisciplinary approach for materialising large scale Defence ICT systems is not practised let alone documented. The Joint Project 2072 has developed an interdisciplinary framework for developing ADF deployable Communications Network infrastructure for land battlespace. The framework ensures that the development of Communications Network Infrastructure is based on services model and functional model typical characterised for ICT Architecture and Systems Engineering respectively. Key features of the framework include streamlining the ICT architectural development process and artefacts within a typical Systems Engineering lifecycle process.

 

3.6b Battlespace Communications Architecture Considerations

 

Presentation 1: Considerations on ICT Architecture and Technologies for Battlefield Communications Systems (L)

 

Presenter: Mr. Anant Mahajan, Director/Lead Domain Architect – Land, CTO Division, CIOG

 

Different considerations are required for managing Information and Communications Networks in battlefield environments. Strategic Network centric architecture and technology approaches need to be suitably adapted and/or tailored for tactical edges where battlefield communications systems face a plethora of challenges.

 

This presentation will cover essential ICT needs of the tactical edges covering network characteristics, resource availability, information assurance needs and user interface profiles. Furthermore, it will introduce a brief background on the ICT reference architecture work that has been undertaken for the Defence deployed and Mobile tactical networking environments. Future BCS implementation challenges with respect to technology and design patterns such as SOA-based tactical systems, IPv6, Software defined networking and Network Function Virtualisation will be discussed in brief

 


Presentation 2: C2 Systems Architectural Considerations in the Tactical Communications Environment

 

Presenter: Ms Jenny Abela, Chief Engineer, Project Land 75, DMO

 

The design of C2 Architecture and its ability to deliver timely information to the commander is challenging in a highly mobile tactical environment.  The effectiveness of a C2 system is not only dependant on the proficient integration and use of the available communications network but in its ability to provide a customisable C2 system.  Understanding and balancing the commanders’ priorities, the growing demand for battlefield data and maximising the use of the available communications bandwidth are all key contributors in the design of the system.  The capability advantage of providing the commander with a well designed C2 system that delivers an all informed “Common Operating Picture’ will increase operational tempo and support quicker and more informed decisions.

 

3.6c Battlespace Communications Architecture Development

 

Presentation 1: Land Communications Reference Architecture Brief

 

Presenter: Mr Graeme Neil, Lead Architect, Project 2072, DMO

The Battlespace Communications System (Land) (BCS(L)) supports the information environment for the ADF land battlespace.  Effectively, the BCS(L) transports information around the land battlespace, thus enabling almost every other Defence Capability within and about the battlespace.  Joint Project 2072 has developed a Land Communications Reference Architecture (LCRA), based on DoDAF v2.02 process, underpinning the acquisition, operations and sustainment of ADF deployable Communications. The LCRA addresses the business of ADF Land Communications through reusable Architectural Patterns, Architectural Objects and relationship between them. The LCRA scope includes the Information and Security domains associated with the Land Communications. The LCRA is documented together with a method for validation and evaluation of architectural artefacts. The Reference Architecture is delivered via a BCS(L) Solution Architecture which informs the development of Capability Development Documents. The Architecture Patterns, Architecture Objects and the method of architecture validation are employed to identify gaps between the target and current Communications capabilities. The BCS(L) Solution Architecture is, in turn, implemented via a BSC(L) System Architecture.

 

Presentation 2: Enlightenment: Modelling and Simulation of Radio Networks

 

Presenter: Dr Daniel Salmond, Senior Research Scientist, Cyber and Electronics Warfare Division, DSTO

Quantifying the performance of a radio network is notoriously difficult as performance depends on diverse parameters in a complex and interacting manner. Modelling and simulation of radio networks is however, often the best available means for evaluating their performance when it is not possible to test hundreds of radios in the laboratory using realistic traffic models and path losses. However, modelling and simulation has its limitations and requires careful application and assessment of the results. This presentation will discuss these issues using examples drawn from a recent modelling and simulation activity undertaken by the Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networking (CDCIN) on behalf of DSTO and the Australian Defence Battlespace Communications System Project Office. The CDCIN characterised the performance of a network of over 700 radios implementing a TDMA waveform with well-defined node dispositions and traffic load. In this case, modelling and simulation could indeed provide valuable data to assist stakeholders in assessing the function and applicability of the proposed networks.

 

3.7a Tutorial: Collaborating with SharePoint

 

Presenters:  Mr James Milne and Mr Nathan Pearce, Myriad Technologies

 

This session will demonstrate how SharePoint can be leveraged as a collaboration platform in the field to share and exchange critical information in a timely manner. During this session we will demonstrate how information can be shared and updated in a collaborative manner. Using SharePoint to dynamically create content online can dramatically change how information is shared within your organisation. Come along to this session to see how SharePoint can change the way you work today.

 

3.7b Tutorial: Document and Records Management in SharePoint

 

Presenters:  Mr James Milne & Mr Chris Rumel, Myriad Technologies

 

From the point of creation through to eventual disposal, an organisation's business information needs to be managed, protected, secure and easily accessible. With unprecedented growth in electronic information and the complexities inherent in determining what information to trust, to keep, to secure, and of course, to discard it becomes exceedingly difficult for an organisation to effectively manage information. In this session we will demonstrate the technology available today that can make managing, finding and securing information efficient and seamless.

 


3.7c Tutorial: Building Electronic Forms and Workflows to Streamline your Business Processes

 

Presenters:  Mr James Milne & Mr Nathan Pearce, Myriad Technologies

 

This session will demonstrate how Nintex workflow combined with SharePoint can be used to workflow and automate your business processes both within your organisation and in the field. During this session we will build an electronic form and create the workflow behind the form to ensure the business process completes in a timely manner. Using Nintex and SharePoint can dramatically change the way your organisation streamlines your business processes. Come along to this session to see how Nintex can change the way you work today.