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DOD experiment tests transformation

The Defense Department will conduct an experiment this week testing network-centric warfare operations, a concept crucial to DOD’s transformation and the vision of its chief information officer, John Stenbit. The trial, called Quantum Leap, will occur Aug. 27 and seeks to make intelligence quickly available to warfighters. The experiment is designed to validate new ways of transmitting, posting and accessing information. Some of these processes were used in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 12-hour-long test will take place at several sites, including the Defense Information Systems Agency in Washington, D.C., the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command facility in Charleston, S.C., and the Army’s top soldier training facility at Fort Benning, Ga. “This is the first opportunity for the Defense Department to demonstrate network-centric warfare capabilities,” said Margaret Myers, principal director to the DOD deputy chief information officer. Full Story

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