HQ USNORTHCOM: Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration 2005 (CWID '05), After-Action Report   [open pdf - 586KB]

"National leadership founded USNORTHCOM [U.S. Northern Command] in the shadow of the rise in international terrorism as one of the pillars in our national security umbrella - charged with a traditional defense mission and a mission to assist civil authorities when directed. Immediately, sharing information among the new national security coalition became a serious command challenge in supporting g the new mission. To meet the challenge, USNORTHCOM has pursued innovative concepts and technologies to bridge the information gap between DoD [Department of Defense] and the civil sector. [...] This year our coalition partners were very active collaborative planning participants. Their viewpoints were key to the development of CWID [Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration] '05 objectives, which provided excellent criteria for guiding the selection of technologies. In all, CWID '05 had 49 trials with 39 of them applicable to USNORTHCOM and its HLS/D [Homeland Security/Defense] coalition partners' missions. This After Action Report (AAR) details the assessment results for 26 trials we identified as most promising from a HLS/D perspective."

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