Securing the Internet of Battlefield Things While Maintaining Value to the Warfighter

Abstract:

The unremitting use of legacy systems continues to compound risks to the information management environment. As legacy systems become increasingly obsolete, they inefficiently con- sume valuable resources such as data, power, space, and manpower. Additionally, from a cyberse- curity and reliability perspective; systems which have reached the end of their intended life cycles are more susceptible to corruption or interruption of services. To mitigate these issues, a way forward is to transition away from legacy systems to Future Knowledgebase Systems of Systems (FKSS). The following paper will take a Systems Engineering (SE) approach to the aforementioned issues.


AUTHORS

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Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Systems Engineering) Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California, 
and 
II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Management Office Camp Lejeune, North Carolina,
United States

Mr. Kasey C. Miller was born in Burlington, Vermont.   Mr. Miller was enlisted in both the USAF and USMC.   In the Marine Corps as a Sergeant, he received a meritorious commission in 1999.  He was designated as a Communications Information Systems Officer in 2000, and has held command, operational and staff assignments.   Mr. Miller graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Electronic  Systems  Technologies  and   the   Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) with a M.S. in Computer Science and is a Certified Information Systems Se- curity Professional and Project Management Professional. Mr. Miller is also a graduate of the Naval War College and  has  received two  Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and the Combat Action Ribbon.   Mr. Miller has taught at the US Naval Academy in the Computer Science Department. Mr. Miller retired as a Major in 2015 after twenty year of honorable service and is currently a PhD student at NPS in System Engineering.   Mr. Miller is the Policy, Process and Automation Manager (PP&A) an Information Technology Specialist (System Analysis) for II MEF. The mission of this billet is to continuously improve processes and information exchange within the MEF.

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Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Systems Engineering) Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California, 
United States

Dr. Bryan O’Halloran is currently an Assistant Professor in the Systems Engineering department at the Naval Postgrad- uate  School  (NPS).  Previously he was a Senior Reliability and Systems Safety Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) and the Lead Reliability and Safety Engineer for hypersonic missile programs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics and a Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. His current research interests include risk, reliability, safety, and failure modeling in the early design of complex systems. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the International Council on System Engineering (INCOSE).

 

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Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Systems Engineering) Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California, 
United States

Anthony Pollman is an Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering in the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Naval Postgraduate School.   Dr. Pollman earned a BS and MS in Nuclear Engineering  from  Purdue University,  a  PhD  in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland - College Park, and an Executive MBA from the Naval Postgraduate School. He teaches courses in combat systems, mathematical modeling, and engineering fundamentals.  His research interests include using model-based systems engineering (MBSE), engineering design, and experimentation to address topics in autonomous systems and operational energy to support future Naval capabilities.

 

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II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Management Office Camp Lejeune, North Carolina,
United States

Ms. Megan K. Feeley gradu- ated from Liberty University in 2016 with a B.S. in Military Resiliency. In 2018 she graduated from Northeastern University with a M.A. in Homeland Security with a Strategic Intelligence Analysis Concentration. Ms. Feeley was previously employed as an Administrative Logistics Analyst and Deployment Coordinator for General Dynamics Information Technology at Camp Lejeune. Between 2015 and 2017, Ms. Feeley worked for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs at the Wilmington Health Care Clinic, in Wilmington, NC.  In 2017, in collaboration with her graduate studies, Ms. Feeley interned within the Intelligence Community in Washington D.C. In March of 2018 Ms. Feeley returned to Camp Lejeune when she was hired by the II MEF Information Management Office as a Business Process Analyst in the Policy, Process and Automation division. She is proud to be employed by RTL Networks. In this role, she develops and designs applications and solutions to streamline II MEF Staff Section processes. Ms. Feeley utilizes Lean Six Sigma and Agile development methods to facilitate technical solutions which operate within a Collaborative Workspace (CWS) and SharePoint environment. In her spare time, Ms. Feeley competes in long distance road races. She is currently training for her fourth Marine Corps marathon. 

 

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