UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Coast Guard Building Tomorrow’s Capabilities RADM Mark Butt & Mr. Joe Call, USCG April 2, 2014 UNCLASSIFIED Maritime Environment Challenges Discerning Vulnerability Versus Threat Current Threat Assessments Threat and the Risk Equations High Criticality Huge Vulnerabilities Demonstrated Capabilities - Transference Intent (Aspirational-Specific) UNCLASSIFIED Understanding Our Adversaries Vessels don’t hurt people, people hurt people Not metal in water Indications of Evolving Intentions Pre-OP recon – Planning – Training Inside the Decision Cycle Changing Dynamics Network & Communications Analysis Non-obvious relationships and patterns Future ISR – Integrated all source – All-INT UNCLASSIFIED Improved Requirements Management • Established in 2012, the C4ISR&IT Capabilities and Requirements Oversight Panel (CROP) was created to ensure C4ISR&IT-related gaps are identified, documented, & routed for action. • The CROP manages the requirements validation process to: • Identify, assess, validate & prioritize C4ISR&IT capability requirements; • Provide technical & administrative direction; • Ensure proper documentation of capability gaps (CONOPS, OV-1, etc.); • Monitor progress of capability requirements to ensure operational gaps are resolved as effectively & efficiently as possible. UNCLASSIFIED C4ISR&IT CROP • CROP and JCIDS • Similar to the JCIDS Process, the CROP documents the critical link between validated capability requirements & the implementation of materiel/nonmateriel capability solutions. •Think of the CROP as where JCIDS was 3-4 years ago • CROP Analysis • The process utilizes DOTmLPF Analysis to conduct a capabilities-based assessment to identify capability requirements & associated capability gaps. UNCLASSIFIED C4ISR&IT CROP Process UNCLASSIFIED JCIDS Process UNCLASSIFIED Once Requirements are Approved • For Non-Major System Procurements (similar to USN/USMC ACAT IV), the Coast Guard uses the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) framework to provide oversight & management to the project • This process is vendor oriented • Most partnering with industry is initiated through RFI’s/RFP’s. • RFI’s are our way of insuring our specs are accurate, state of market & affordable • Minimal $$$ available for acquisitions UNCLASSIFIED C4IT Organizational Construct C4IT Service Center • Contracting & Procurement • Asset Logistics • Workforce & Facilities Operations Service Center (OSC) • Enterprise Applications • Enterprise Applications Core Technologies • Business Operations • Information Assurance • Field Services Command, Control & Communications Engineering Center (C3CEN) • C3ISR Product Lines • C3ISR Core Technologies Telecommunication & Information Systems Command (TISCOM) • Enterprise Infrastructure Product Lines • Enterprise Infrastructure Shared Services UNCLASSIFIED Questions?