Exercise tackles joint communications interoperability
May 2, 2008
FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. - Qualified military and government personnel interested in resolving joint interoperability issues across theaters, military services, and Department of Defense and civil agencies are encouraged to participate in the annual DoD Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise - known as JUICE - scheduled here from June 2-19.
Hosted and conducted by the Software Engineering Center, a directorate of the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command the JUICE exercise has been held here since 1994.
JUICE is the only exercise of its type offered to military and government personnel, said Acting SEC Director Stephen Kovacs. "JUICE provides a truly unique, one-of-a-kind opportunity for all of us who work with communications systems to see the latest in technological developments while also sharing information on current communications equipment and approaches."
As in past years, attendees from around the world will work together during the three-week JUICE exercise to participate in mission-related activities on a deployed Joint Task Force network, facilitated by Warfighters and executed under the sponsorship of a supported regional combat command.
Exercise participants will have the opportunity to engage in new technologies, receive training, obtain assessments and certification of existing and evolving technologies and resolve technical problems or challenges they may be experiencing in their mission to improve Warfighter survivability on the battlefield.
Invitation-only VIP Days are scheduled June 17 and 19 to provide senior-level personnel a unique opportunity to review the latest developments in government and commercial technologies designed to support and improve communications systems. "General officers and senior executives from around the world attend JUICE during the VIP days," said Kovacs. "It's a valuable opportunity for senior leaders to learn first-hand about cutting edge technology and see how it applies to real-life operations."
PARTICIPATION IS ENCOURAGED
The Software Engineering Center encourages participation in JUICE by personnel interested in communications interoperability among the DoD, military services, the National Guard Bureau, the Defense Information Systems Agency and other government agencies that develop, operate and maintain all elements of tactical communications networks. Past participants have included project managers, systems engineers, software developers, information technology specialists, chief information and chief technology officers, active units and combat commands.
Aca,!Ac Participation in JUICE is free, but travel expenses are the responsibility of each participant.
Aca,!Ac A secret-level clearance is required for all participants.
Aca,!Ac Vendors require government sponsorship.
Aca,!Ac Participants are encouraged to attend JUICE planning conferences that will be held at the L-3 Ilex Facility. The Mid-Planning conference is scheduled for February 26-28 and the Final Planning Conference will be held April 29 - May 1. Participants attending these meetings should be prepared to discuss their objectives.
Aca,!Ac Those interested in attending should refer and direct questions to the Office of the Executive Agent for Joint Tactical Networks at (732) 532-8053 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aca,!Ac Reporters, please direct questions to Timothy Rider, at 732-532-1258.
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