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A three-star general, Campbell has made a mark in
the service for his efforts to field by September 2000 the first digitized battlefield
division at Fort Hood. He also has led systems security and software licensing
initiatives.  Campbell talked with GCN about the

CAMPBELL: The

The Y2K issue that we’re micromanaging at all levels in the

As of Feb. 12, 324 of our 412 mission-critical systems have completed the Y2K
remediation process. That includes the fielding of all the fixes at the units. Right now
there remain 88 systems that are in various stages of remediation.


Those 88 include 17 systems that we consider new developments, so they’re not
designed to replace legacy, noncompliant systems. If you subtract that, we really have 71
left to be fixed.


At this point I don’t think we’re going to see the worst-case scenarios for a
lot of reasons. First off, the high level of scrutiny. And secondly, the resources that
are being made available. The Defense Department received $1.1 billion in Y2K supplemental
funding. I forgot what the

We can digress for a moment and talk about the non-mission-critical systems and the
information technology-controlled devices in our infrastructure. These are things like
embedded processors.


Right now—and again these are big numbers, so you’ve got to be wary of the
relative error—we’re reporting that we have 404,965 out of 488,997
infrastructure devices currently compliant. These range from microprocessor controllers on
traffic lights and environmental control systems to power control systems and elevator
systems.


What’s remarkable is how well we’ve done. I wondered at first: How do we even
begin? How do we assign the installation commanders and their departments of public works
guys to wade into that hand in hand with the local information management guys?
They’ve done very well.


What’s remaining are 84,032 devices, which consist primarily of PCs, that need to
be replaced or upgraded to be totally compliant. I think that term’s embellished,
“totally compliant.” There are drivers that you can download. We still have a
lot of old 286 systems out there. You just cannot turn over that infrastructure overnight.
Even putting that patch on it is not worth it.


We’ll either just bloody retire a lot of those standalone systems or use them to
process data that’s not date-dependent.


For real-time clocks on processors that don’t have the additional register for
century, you can put a driver in your autoexec file that can correct it. There are a lot
of things that you can do to correct it. There’s also the operating system.


These PCs are obviously not mission-critical systems. They don’t connect to
anything.


We don’t anticipate buying a massive number of PCs. There will be some purchases,
but nothing dramatic.      


Common Hardware/Software II—GE Government Systems Corp. of
Needham Heights, Mass., is providing hardware, software, services, computer display,
processing and storage technology to create an integrated system of battlefield systems
for

Digital Switched Systems Modernization Program—Through this
10-year, $1 billion contract, 19 vendors are helping the

Infrastructure Solutions-1—Telos Corp. of Ashburn, Va., is
selling hardware, software, servers, peripherals and services to DOD and civilian agencies
through this five-year, $380 million contract, which succeeds Telos’ Small Multiuser
Computer II contract.


Outside Cable Rehabilitation II—GTE Corp. is providing
installation, maintenance, training and testing services for cable, network interfaces and
computers for enterprisewide connectivity at DOD installations in the United States,
Puerto Rico and Panama.


PC-3—Government Technology Services Inc. of Chantilly, Va., and
IntelliSys Technology Corp. of Fairfax, Va., this month won three-year contracts worth
$300 million jointly to provide PCs, peripherals and software to DOD and civilian
agencies.


Reserve Component Automation System—Boeing Information Services
of Vienna, Va., is supplying a WAN via this 12-year, $1.6 billion contract to link more
than 10,000

Sustaining Base Information Services—Lockheed Martin Corp. is
providing an enhanced replacement system for the service’s baseline configurations
and helping the

Lt. Gen. William Campbell
Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Systems for Command, Control,
Communications and Computers


Dave Borland
Deputy CIO and Vice DISC4


Miriam Browning
Information Management Director


Brig. Gen. William Russ
Programs and Architecture Director


E. Frances Foreman
Information Integration and Analysis Center Director


Lt. Col. Dave Shaddrix
Communications-Electronics Services Office Director


Richard W. Sohm

Brig. Gen. Steven Boutelle
Program Executive Officer for Command, Control and Communications Systems


TOTAL     $1,943.44


His primary tasks will be refining the architecture of Global Combat Support
System-Army, getting modules developed for it and accelerating the fielding of GCSS-Army,
said Lt. Gen. William Campbell, the

Carroll gained the notice of

As STAMIS program executive officer, Carroll faces the challenge of synchronizing the

“It’s really resolving the issues of how the Guard sees that program in their
context and how the

The STAMIS staff at Fort Belvoir, Va., is working this out now, he said, so, “that
may get solved before he shows up.”


Army officials agreed to take the lead on the DBMS enterprise license initiative based
on work with a DOD steering committee on site licensing, which began meeting last year.
The

The organizations received a 42 percent savings on the Ottawa company’s General
Services Administration schedule pricing for Design, FormFlow 2.2 and FormFlow 99, said
Steve Miller, a product leader at the

The one-year contract, through Comark Federal Systems of Chantilly, Va., includes
upgrades and maintenance. The buy does not mean that the

The license was set in eight working days, he said.  





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