Comprehensive Maritime Awareness (CMA) Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration (JCTD) [open pdf - 161KB]
"The Comprehensive Maritime Awareness (CMA) Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration (JCTD) is a program to improve Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). The CMA JCTD vision is to share maritime shipping information throughout the world to deter use of commercial maritime shipping for terrorism, WMD proliferation, drugs, piracy, and human trafficking. CMA serves as an exemplar for a 'culture of sharing' of maritime information between the U.S. and international partners. The project takes advantage of ongoing efforts, proven technologies, and current information-sharing agreements. CMA has two main focus areas: 1) demonstrate the importance of interagency and international information-sharing for improved maritime awareness; and 2) demonstrate improved information management techniques - such as application of the U.S. Department of Defense Net-Centric Data Strategy - to enable effective management of large volumes of shared data. CMA is working cooperatively with the Republic of Singapore. Singapore's position as a nexus for shipping in Southeast Asia provides a unique opportunity for sharing information."
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory: http://www.nrl.navy.mil/
Naval Research Laboratory Review (2007), p.165-167