Multinational Information Sharing at DISA
May 22, 2012 at 15:00
The DISA MNIS PMO was established to improve the sharing of vital information with coalition partners in
today's fast-paced dynamic warfighting environment. Mr. Matthew Kisner's presentation describes DISA's
solution to information sharing with non-traditional partners in stability operations, humanitarian
assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR), and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC). In addition, the presentation
provides insight into the future of the coalition information sharing environment and DISA MNIS PMO's
role in providing some of the foundational capabilities.
RAJEEV PAREKH is a Multidisciplinary Systems Engineer for The MITRE Corporation within the
Center for Integrated Intelligence Systems (CIIS). He is currently the MITRE project lead
supporting the US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems (US BICES)
Project Office at the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)). Over
the past 8 months, Mr. Parekh has been supporting the US BICES Project office in the standup
of the Global US BICES capability. Prior to arriving at OUSD(I), Mr. Parekh was the project
lead for Multinational Information Sharing Portfolio Management Office (MNIS PMO) at the
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) supporting classified and unclassified information
sharing initiatives. Mr. Parekh also spent seven years as a US Navy Submarine Officer and
holds a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and a
Bachelor's of Science in Engineering (Electrical Engineering) from University of Michigan.
MICHAEL HIEB is a Research Associate Professor at George Mason University's Center for Excellence in
Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I Center) and a Technical Director for
the Army's Simulation to C4I Overarching IPT (SIMCI OIPT). From 1997 to present Dr. Hieb has worked
to formalize the information required for Command and Control (C2) of both Military Organizations as
well as Civil and Non Governmental Organizations. This has involved both NATO and IEEE working groups
and has spanned the fields of Computer Science, Networking, Semantics, and Computational Linguistics.
Dr. Hieb has over 100 Publications and has presented his research on Command Intent to many International
C2 Forums. Dr. Hieb also was the Principal Investigator for several major projects at the C4I Center,
including Research for the Army Geospatial Center called on integrating C2, M&S and Geospatial functionality.
He received his PhD in Information Technology from George Mason University in 1996, a MS in Artificial
Intelligence & Human Factors from George Washington University and a BS in Nuclear Engineering from
UC Santa Barbara.
Networking to Enable Coalition Operations
Technology Strategies and Alliances Corporation
May 22, 2012 at 15:00
Collaboration with coalitions has become increasingly important in warfare for political, access
and overflight, and operational capabilities reasons. However, new systems and technologies that
enable effective networked operations are not always available or affordable to coalition partners.
Adequate realistic training of U.S. forces and coalition partners is not always undertaken. Instituting
more effective coalition net-centric operations will require the appropriate communications,
including data links; collaboration with coalition partners in order to best take advantage of
their capabilities; exploitation of network capabilities to compensate for inadequacies of
participating systems; and the use of collaborative multi-level secure information interchange
among coalition command centers. An evolutionary and affordable network-based collaborative
planning and execution capability for both the U.S. and its coalition partners can be designed
and implemented, which will, in turn, yield a more effective total coalition force in future operations.
HOWARD SCHUE is a Partner and Executive Vice President of Technology Strategies and Alliances
Corporation specializing in line and marketing management, new business development, and strategic
planning in the aerospace/defense and the command, control, communications and intelligence (C3I)
industries. Mr. Schue served on the 1993 Defense Science Board Summer Study on Global Surveillance
and on the 1994 Summer Study on Information Architecture for the Battlefield. He led the Air Force
Scientific Advisory Board study on Networking to Enable Coalition Operations. He is a member of the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics
Association, the National Military Intelligence Association, the American Society of Military
Comptrollers, the Air Force Association, the Association of Old Crows, the Reserve Officers Association,
the Air War College Alumni Association, the Planetary Society, the West Point Association of Graduates,
and the Army Athletic Association.