Navy eBusiness office approves four pilots

The Navy Department's eBusiness Operations Office has chosen four projects for the Rapid Acquisition Incentive-Net Centricity pilot program for 2004.

The eBusiness office, which is the executive agent for the RAI-NC pilot program, said today it had selected the four from more than 100 pilot submissions from across DOD.

'The 2004 RAI-NC portfolio provides business solutions common to all the services and focuses on rapid support to the warfighter,' said Navy Capt. Chris Vitt, acting deputy commander of the office. 'These pilots also advance proof-of-concept projects using commercially available and leading-edge technology, and provide project results capable of being scaled across the DOD enterprise.'

The 2004 projects selected include:

  • Acquisition Spend Analysis Pilot. This pilot will create an infrastructure that gives users more accessibility to analysis data on procurement. Users will be able to identify procurement trends, report purchasing patterns and identify ways to save money. It is being led by the Office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.

  • Java Applet for Common Access Card. J-CAC is an open, standards-based, Java applet that provides secure, encrypted communication and digital-signature capabilities for any DOD application using a Web browser and a Common Access Card. The Army is the project lead.

  • Virtual Missions Operations Center. This pilot enables virtual mission operations for command and control of space-based and unmanned air vehicle sensor data. The Air Force is the lead.

  • Test and Evaluation Weblog Project. This Navy project uses commercial technology that allows frequent updates to a Web site that improves information sharing. It can be deployed to link program managers, project experts, contractors, sponsors and warfighters.

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