Challenges with implementing DCGS continue


As the US military transitions to a more open and modular version of the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS), the services continue to encounter hurdles as they seek ways to get more intelligence data into the hands of analysts.

Rows of monitors illuminate the DCGS-1 at Langley AFB, Virginia. The USAF is transitioning from its baseline DCGS to a more open and modular system. (USAF)Rows of monitors illuminate the DCGS-1 at Langley AFB, Virginia. The USAF is transitioning from its baseline DCGS to a more open and modular system. (USAF)

The US Air Force (USAF) is moving off the legacy baseline DCGS towards open government-owned standards, Colonel Kristofer Gifford, who oversees the USAF DCGS investment and modernisation effort said during a panel discussion sponsored by AFCEA Northern Virginia, in McLean, Virginia.

“We are doing this in parallel,” Col Gifford said. “We are sustaining a legacy system while deploying our open architecture [system].

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