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Defense plans to replace command and control system

The Defense Department’s Global Command and Control System is getting long in the tooth and will be replaced beginning in 2006, Defense Information Systems Agency officials said yesterday. In place of GCCS will be a new set of applications known as JC2, or Joint Command and Control. JC2 will use Web services and fit with DOD’s plan for netcentric warfare, said Dawn C. Meyerriecks, DISA’s chief technology officer. Speaking at the Systems and Software Technology Conference, Meyerriecks said GCCS is insufficiently scalable, runs obsolete—and unsupported—versions of Sun Microsystems Inc.’s Solaris operating system and Oracle Corp.’s database, and is the wrong architecture. Full Story

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