Project Convergence 2021 industry day to be held next month

By Jaspreet Gill / November 13, 2020 at 1:03 PM

The Army is inviting industry to participate in a virtual Project Convergence roundtable discussion for next year's sensor-to-shooter demonstration exploring the service's role in the Joint All-Domain Command and Control effort.

Army Futures Command will host the roundtable Dec. 1 via Microsoft Teams to discuss what problems the service is trying to address in Project Convergence 2021, according to the Nov. 12 notice.

The service wrapped up the first Project Convergence campaign in September, led by Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross-Functional Team Director Brig. Gen. Ross Coffman, where Army officials placed an emphasis on the need for a resilient network and more coders and software engineers.

Following the first campaign, the Army has asked the other services to create a list of sensors and shooters they'd like to integrate into next year's demonstration and signed a two-year agreement in October with the Air Force to jointly develop JADC2.

Several cross-functional teams have also offered a glimpse into what they will provide next year, including the Synthetic Training Environment CFT, which will be part of the mission threads -- platforms used in sensor-to-shooter exercises -- in next year's demonstration with One World Terrain, the service's 3D terrain training capability.

Willie Nelson, director of the Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing CFT, said at a Nov. 5 Potomac Officers Club event that Project Convergence 2021 will be led by Col. Tobin Magsig, head of the Joint Modernization Command.

The Dec. 1 industry day will include an overview of Project Convergence, next year's schedule and focus areas as well as a question-and-answer session between industry and AFC.

Interested industry should register by Nov. 20, according to the notice.