Tactical Mission Command (TMC) is a suite of products and services that provide commanders and staff with planning tools, common operational picture management, and other maneuver function tools. The Command Post Computing Environment (CP CE), under the direction of Product Manager TMC, provides a common framework (Common Infrastructure/ Common Services) upon which future warfighter capabilities can be built.
CP CE is one of six computing environments under the Common Operating Environment (COE). CP CE provides command and control and situational awareness capabilities development at echelons that span from Army service component commands to company level. CP CE will be the most critical computing environment developed to support command posts in combat operations. CP CE will field a Commercial Off-The-Shelf hardware server and related components. The CP CE software will reside on converged Tactical Server Infrastructure v2 server stacks.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
TMC helps provide commanders with a consolidated readiness picture on a singular workstation, lessens the logistics trail for Soldiers and reduces the training burden.
- Army’s CP CE will consolidate current mission command systems and applications into a single user interface and allow commanders to see the same common operational picture and better share data throughout the unit.
- CP CE will collapse legacy, stove-piped systems to create an improved user experience, reduce the training burden on Soldiers and enable the integration of new capabilities.
- CP CE will allow the Army to divest four stand-alone systems: Command Post of the Future, Command Web, Tactical Ground Reporting (TIGR) and Global Command and Control System-Army (GCCS-A).
- Core CP CE common infrastructure functions will provide chat, a standard map, message centers and an extensible data model. These core functions will serve as the foundation for every warfighting application and will be available to every Soldier in the CP, regardless of military occupational specialty.
2QFY16: Command Web Operational Test
FY16-FY18: Continued Fielding of TMC software and hardware
4QFY19: TMC full deployment and transition to Sustainment