Duluth, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – August 31, 2006 – Satellite and wireless communications network provider, DataPath Inc., has joined the executive council of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) as a tier-one member of the organization. DataPath will assume a leadership role among major prime defense contractors and 80 other industry-leading companies, in an effort to standardize practices for network-centric applications.
Dr. Kevin J. Reardon, Executive Director of NCOIC commented, ”DataPath is well-known for deploying tactical, IP-based satellite communications platforms, particularly for the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. DataPath’s contributions to the NCOIC will help us develop an interoperable information structure for front-line personnel and first responders more efficiently and effectively.”
The NCOIC was formed in August 2004 as a partnership of premier leaders in the aerospace, defense, IT, systems integrator and services industries. The Consortium acts as a resource on the transformation to network-centric operations and works to provide a set of tools that enable the development of network-centric capabilities and products.
Alan Carson, Vice President of Strategic Sales for DataPath, and the company’s representative to the NCOIC Executive Council added, ”In our role as the prime contractor for the satellite communications portion of the JNN and other programs, DataPath works side-by-side in the field with the U.S. military. We’re experienced at deploying network-centric applications in the most challenging situations, and we look forward to sharing our experience and expertise in improving situational awareness and mission effectiveness for the warfighter. We will work closely with the NCOIC to provide guidance and support to continue progress and collaboration in network-centric operations.”
The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) is a not-for- profit international corporation committed to integrating existing and emerging open standards into a common evolving global framework, employing a common set of principles and processes, to assist with the rapid global deployment of network-centric applications. Established in 2004, the NCOIC consists of industry representatives from defense companies, large-scale systems integrators, information technology providers and academia working in concert with advisory bodies consisting of government officials, standards groups and other stakeholders.
Founded in 1996, DataPath designs and delivers satellite and wireless communications networks around the world. Customers include the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps and emergency first responders. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia., DataPath maintains offices in Fort Monmouth, N.J., Tampa, Fla., the Philippines and Europe.
To learn more about the NCOIC, please visit: www.NCOIC.org.
For more information about DataPath, please visit: www.datapath.com.