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Jan 08. Seventh Annual Battlespace Information conference. From 14th – 17th April, 300 International senior military, government and industry personnel will gather at the Hotel le Plaza in Brussels for the Seventh Annual Battlespace Information conference. The global gathering of C4I personnel will see over 30 Nations being represented, each sharing their own experiences of system implementation to achieve the overall goal of becoming Net-Centric.

Battlespace Information is where the world’s Network Centric Warfare community gathers to find solutions to common challenges. Senior military figures including Heads of J6, Heads of ISTAR, IPT Leaders, Scientists, Engineers and Architects will be present in addition to key figures from Prime Contractors.

The 21st century has presented the international defence community with an unprecedented set of challenges. The changing nature of operations in all theatres, whether in combat or one of the countless other roles in which today’s armed forces may be deployed, has required a transformation of structure and process in military organisations of the developed world. As many of these programmes of transformation move towards maturity, and with operations moving into a new phase, 2008 is a time to reflect on the lessons learned so far, and prepare for the challenges of the future.

A number of key military speakers will be contributing to this discussion; Lieutenant General Wolf, the Director of NSCA will open the conference and will outline ways that NATO and Industry can develop relationships. Six starred officers from, UK, Italy, Germany, USA, Canada and France will follow Lieutenant General Wolf, each sharing their own experiences of C4I implementation processes, solutions, and in hindsight, what they would have changed for a quicker and more effective capability.

With an action packed Interoperability Focus Day, 2 Day Main Conference and 4 Time Critical Masterclasses, Battlespace Information will be a prime opportunity to benchmark your progress with NATO and Allied nations. The conference will discuss strategies, technologies and key issues surrounding C4ISR interoperability, training, procurement and operational requirements for the complex battlefield environment today and for the future.

Supporting industry partners include, SAAB, ITT, I2 Checkpoint, Indra, Ruag, DRS and Datapath. Battlespace Information is also supported by the The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), whose primary goals are to adopt common open standards, share best practices and processes and encourage collaboration, enabling industry to develop compatible products that will help customers achieve greater efficiency.

24 Jan 08. The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) awarded the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) for its outstanding contribution to the advancement of network-centric warfare (NCW). During its seventh annual NCW conference, IDGA honored the NCOIC’s work in establishing a developers’ “tool kit” that can accelerate U.S. and allied military interoperability via the deployment of network-centric systems. The developers’ kit includes a company and industry-neutral set of NCW principles, processes, best practices and tools that are available free of charge at www.ncoic.org. The Consortium’s online resources can help developers assure that a new system will advance interoperability; determine how a legacy system can bridge the gap between current and desired levels of net-centricity; and adapt systems to meet evolving interoperability and NCW requirements.

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