In collaboration with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), as well as all 11 U.S. combatant commands, the Army recently supported the third iteration of the Global Information Dominance Experiment (GIDE 3) by demonstrating interoperability between Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems’ (PEO EIS) Army Vantage program and data feeds from each service and combatant command.
Army Vantage, the Army’s data-driven operations and decision-making platform, enabled the NORAD and USNORTHCOM (N&NC) team to quickly integrate a wide array of real-time Army readiness and asset availability data with N&NC’s prototype joint common data environment. GIDE events are designed to enable cross-combatant command collaboration to generate globally integrated effects using artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled information. GIDE 3 built upon lessons learned from GIDE 2, focusing on integrating an all-domain picture with a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command focus tied to real and historic global events. N&NC’s GIDE 3 was conducted in partnership with the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security’s Project Maven, and with support from the Department of the Air Force’s Chief Architect Office.
Army Vantage empowered GIDE 3 decision-makers from every combatant command to take advantage of its extensive curation of information relevant to real-time operations. By providing an integrated picture of Army installations, units and Soldiers, as well as materiel location, readiness and quantity, Army Vantage enabled planners and decision-makers to quickly make trusted, data-backed decisions. Combatant commands were able to evaluate course of action development and selection based on available Army combat power in near real time.