Inside the Air Force - 03/13/2015

Moving 30 sites to common technical baseline

Air Force To Turn DCGS Into 'Agile, IT-Based Weapons System'

March 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM
The top Air Force official for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance says the service's Distributed Common Ground System could be operated for "pennies on the dollar" if some of the fundamental cost drivers like redundant processes and the extraordinarily high cost of integrating sensors can be eliminated. According to Lt. Gen. Robert Otto, moving incrementally to an open architecture could drive down the cost of operating the global intelligence processing and distribution network by 75 percent compared to the price of...

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