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PEO Command, Control, Communications–Tactical – (PEOC3T)

ACAT:  Other

Acquisition Lifecycle: Technology Maturation & Risk Reduction and Engineering & Manufacturing Development


Unified Network Operations (UNO), a Middle Tier Acquisition program, will deliver an integrated Network Operations (NetOps) capability, based on an open framework, aggregating network data to enable common planning, configuration, management, monitoring, and defense of the network. This will be accomplished through the integration, co-hosting, and federation of multiple NetOps systems from hand-held devices to the enterprise. UNO aligns with the Army’s intent to develop NetOps prototypes, conduct development operations, collect user feedback, refine government-off-the-shelf and commercial-off-the-shelf applications. It will deliver enhanced capabilities to the operational force in the shortest time possible, using technology that is available in industry or through other government agencies, through an adapt and buy approach based on experimentation and demonstration.

UNO efforts simplify and reduce the number of network management tools communication officers (G6s and S6s) use to manage and defend the tactical communications network and the program leads the Army’s Tactical NetOps convergence efforts. UNO assures uninterrupted access to critical communications and information links (satellite communications; positioning, navigation, and timing; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) across a multi-domain architecture, even when operating in a contested, congested, and competitive operating environment.

UNO delivers capability as software upgrades that run in multiple common operating environment (COE) computing environments. Additionally, the program integrates functionality between the tools of the Upper Tactical Internet and Lower Tactical Internet, enhances visualization of NetOps functions, and pushes network data to cyber situational awareness tools. UNO also implements a common data model that enables reconfiguration of the Network in support of unit task reorganization.


UNO integrates network management capability to simplify user experience, increase situational awareness, strengthen Cyber Network Defense capability, and integrate network planning with mission planning capabilities.


  • Delivers advancements in monitoring, controlling, and planning tools to simplify management of emerging voice, data, and internet transport networks
  • Modeling and simulation capability to analyze the best possible network configuration with dynamically changing network due to global complex variants
  • Provides improved information assurance and Network Centric Enterprise Services
  • Inherent software modernization through recurring technical refresh within the Project Manager Tactical Network family of programs
  • Provides NetOps users with the capability to “operationalize” the planning, configuration, monitoring, and management of the network through a single consistent tailorable user interface
  • COE-compliant, portable, and interactive common graphical user interface with a user definable presentation workspace/dashboard
  • Integrates network planning with mission planning, enabling the S6 to optimize capability to move data around the virtual battlefield in support of the commander’s scheme of maneuver
  • Integrates Upper Tactical Internet and Lower Tactical Internet network management tools and services
  • Provides near-term “bridging” of NetOps capabilities for tactical radios and tactical network transmission systems operating within the tactical environment
  • Sets the foundation for further integration of tactical and strategic networks for both network management services and cyberspace operations


  • FY19-FY23: UNO Middle Tier Acquisition Rapid Prototyping


  • FY21: Transitions to Rapid Fielding/Engineering Change Proposals
  • FY23: Fielding to units




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