The ABCs of COE

By January 11, 2016January 13th, 2016Best Practices, General, Science and Technology
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By Claire Heininger

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Jan. 11, 2016) – Own a smartphone that syncs with your tablet? That consistent look and feel—and smooth exchange of information—is finally arriving for Soldiers.

As the Army’s Common Operating Environment (COE) progresses from development to the field, it is bringing dramatic changes to the user experience.

The COE is not a system or an acquisition program of record. Think of it as a new playbook for how Army IT products are built and deployed. The COE provides standards to unite existing programs and new technologies on a common software foundation, simplifying development, integration, training and sustainment.

But what does the COE consist of, and how will it work? How will it improve cyber security, and tie into the Army Operating Concept? What progress has been made by the program executive offices to deliver new computing environments to the field?

To find out, take a look at the Army’s COE Flipbook, produced by the System of Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate and program executive offices, to learn more about what COE means for the Soldier and the acquisition community.