Science & Technology / Research & Development / Architecture / Design
VNE’s current and past support to DARPA, ONR and ONR Rapid Technology Transfer (RTT) demonstrates our commitment to remaining on the cusp of science and technological advances. VNE’s teams of research and development experts specialize in prototype development and system integration.
VNE’s Automated Collection Planning (ACP) Tool was S&T work for the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Large Tactical Sensor Network (LTSN) effort. The ACP tool helps to standardize the development of the Collection Plan from a Commander’s Intelligence Requirements (IRs). At this time VNE is leveraging the research work conducted under the LTSN program as a baseline to develop an Automated Sensor Plan and Optimization capability for ONR. This capability addresses enabling technology that provides for the automatic generation of an optimized collection plan given a set of tracks that detail mission information needs over time to produce/update intelligence requirements and map them to sensor capabilities and availabilities.
VNE was the lead software developer for the Gallipoli Software Tool an alerting system for USMC RadBn Intelligence Analysts that was designed for, and built to run on Technical Control and Analysis Center (TCAC) program. The Gallipoli Software Tool uses a list of known targets, builds associations, and immediately alerts the Intelligence Analyst of activity. The data passing through the tool can connect with any of the current intelligence databases, so it does not interfere with post-mission analysis. Rather than replacing, changing, or competing with currently fielded software, the Gallipoli Software Tool operates in conjunction with existing tools and enhance the Intelligence Analysts’ ability to collect useful data on real targets.
The Gallipoli Software Tool and ACP Tool for the ONR LTSN effort are two examples of our successful systems in development. Our experience also includes:
- Evaluation of a 2-3 year critical path for Intelligence systems and providing data demonstrating the advantages of financial involvement in S&T activities.
- Coordination and support of the transition of several S&T activities to Programs of Record (POR) for the Marine Corps.
- SME support to S&T efforts regarding data analysis, threat modeling, and the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) for use of the data.
- Analyses of emerging requirements, applications, and technologies in support of MCSC, MCCDC and ONR.
- Technology and tradeoff analyses, development of test data sets and conducting testing on ISR and C2 applications slated for possible technology transition from ONR to Marine Corps Programs of Record.
- Research and development, to include concept development and exploration, and leveraging of existing hardware and software technologies to enhance/automate concepts and TTPs.
- Support to MCCDC to develop fully integrated Marine Corps Warfighting Capabilities.
- Supporting MCCDC’s efforts to identify, prioritize, and integrate expeditionary Cyber and Electronic Warfare capability solutions that include Network Operations, IA, Defensive and Offensive Cyberspace Operations, Computer Network Operations, and MAGTF Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Protection (EP), and Electronic Warfare Support (ES).
- Conducting analysis and preparing documentation for government decisions on DOTMLPF-P solutions for MCCDC and MCSC Universal Need Statements (UNS) and Urgent Universal Need Statements (U-UNS).
- Assessment of emerging requirements and improvements to USMC systems in support of the ISR Program at HQMC and MCSC.
- Providing SME support in the analysis and testing of Persistent ISR software and systems in support of ONR’s S&T Branch.
- Identification by our SMEs of technology gaps and future requirements in the Intelligence community.
- Analyzing products and providing feedback on the viability of vendor enabling capabilities in support of the ONR Beta Test Laboratory.
- Verifying functionality of enabling capabilities with respect to MCSC program requirements and intelligence gaps.
- Supporting ONR and MCSC in the development of conceptual ideas for new systems or improvements to existing systems.
- Coordinating Technology Transition Agreements (TTA) between ONR, MCSC and system developers for the migration of enabling capabilities into Programs of Record.
- Conducting analysis of Cyber and EW S&T requirements and preparing documentation for updates to the USMC Science & Technology Campaign Plan.