FedTechServices, Inc. (FTS) has partnered with other participants to showcase Theater Network Management Architecture (TNMA) 2.0 in the 2011 Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) Risk Reduction Event, which started on June 6, 2011.
CWID is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed annual event that engages cutting-edge information technology, focusing on operational shortfalls identified by combatant commanders and government agencies. The demonstrations focused on technology discovery, risk reduction, and coalition interoperability. Technologies were assessed using real-world inspired warfighter, Homeland Security/Homeland Defense and emergency responder scenarios.
FTS has showcased TNMA 2.0 in four locations this year, including USAF Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts, SSC Pacific San Diego in California, DHS Herndon in Virginia and USJFCOM Suffolk in Virginia.
TNMA 2.0 is a robust, deployable network management architecture designed to help the warfighter better manage and monitor the performance and security of communication networks. TNMA 2.0 also utilizes commercial, of-the-shelf (COTS) tools, which reduces its cost, and also allows it to be expanded to monitor any network.
The interoperability demonstration showed how the product can be used in conjunction with other systems as a Manager of Managers in order to assist warfighters in completing their mission. During the demonstrations, TNMA 2.0 was used to monitor satellite and radio frequencies to improve the capabilities of the solution and add useful features. TNMA 2.0 was also used to monitor devices such as switches, phones, workstations and routers as well as network performance, configuration/compliancy information and had Traffic Analysis (Netflow) data reporting from several devices inside the network.
In October 2011, the CWID results reported that TNMA 2.0 met all the SDR requirements for its two categories, Interoperability and Warfighter. The CWID results concluded that TNMA 2.0 is "a very capable troubleshooting tool," and that "Warfighters reported that TNMA 2.0 was a valuable asset to any network operations center providing a robust tool capable of monitoring the entire network."