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During the visit, hosted at Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific, NAVWAR Commander Rear Adm. Doug Small briefed Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Harker on his team’s progress to speed the delivery of advanced capabilities in support of Project Overmatch.
Stood up on Oct. 1, 2020, Project Overmatch aims to connect platforms, weapons, and sensors in a robust Naval Operational Architecture that integrates with Joint All-Domain Command and Control. It will develop the networks, infrastructure, data architectures, and analytic tools to connect manned and unmanned distributed forces and enable the delivery of synchronized effects from every axis and every domain.
“We were given a complex set of challenges,” said Small. “I’m proud this incredible team was able to demonstrate to our Navy Secretary how we are meeting those challenges at the blistering pace required.”
The Project Overmatch team is working across System Commands, Warfare Centers, the other armed services as well as a consortium of industry expertise, both defense, and commercial, to effectively exploit modern innovations like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and information and networking technologies for improved force readiness worldwide. This includes the NAVWAR-developed Overmatch Software Armory, a cloud-enabled digital environment using industry-standard development, security and operation (DevSecOps) principles that brings the rapid delivery of software capability to the fleet.
“By implementing DevSecOps we get the benefit of commercial best practices that improve the quality and security of software,” said Delores Washburn, NIWC Pacific chief engineer and Overmatch infrastructure lead. “Furthermore, it’s an important catalyst for modernizing our legacy processes that tend to slow us down and we are already seeing big dividends in new modern ways to deliver capability to the Fleet.”
Harker is one of many high profile Navy leaders who have visited the command in recent months for updates on Project Overmatch. Moving forward, NAVWAR will continue to support the high-priority Navy initiative to deliver a more lethal, better-connected fleet of the future.
NAVWAR identifies, develops, delivers and sustains information warfighting capabilities and services that enable naval, joint, coalition and other national missions operating in warfighting domains from seabed to space and through cyberspace. NAVWAR consists of more than 11,000 civilian, active duty and reserve professionals located around the world.
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