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IPL 2.0 Update 16 April 99

DTG 161920Z APR 99
FM NIMA WESTFIELDS CHANTILLY VA//ST-SE//
TO CINCUSACOM NORFOLK VA//J2/J24//
INFO DIA WASHINGTON DC//DR/DMB/ERB/SIMO//
NIMA BETHESDA MD//D/ST//
DIA WASHINGTON DC//J2/DI/DO/CS/DM/DP/DA/PO//
USCINCCENT MACDILL AFB FL//J2//
USCINCEUR INTEL VAIHINGEN GE//ECJ2/ECJ25-S//
USCINCSO MIAMI FL//J2//
USCINCSOC MACDILL AFB FL//J2//
USCINCPAC HONOLULU HI//J2/J21/J6//
HQ NORAD-USSPACECOM INTEL PETERSON AFB CO//J2/J2YS//
USSTRATCOM OFFUTT AFB NE//J2/J25//
USCINCTRANS SCOTT AFB IL//J2//
NAIC WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB OH//CC/DXHT//
JAC MOLESWORTH RAF MOLESWORTH UK//DOI/DSR/DST//
JAC MOLESWORTH RAF MOLESWORTH UK//CC//
CDR NGIC INTEL OPS CHARLOTTESVILLE VA//IANG-TSE//
DIRMSIC REDSTONE ARS AL//MSI-3//
DIRJIATF EAST//J24//
480IG LANGLEY AFB VA//SC//
NIMA RESTON VA//CO//
DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD//Q6234/S511/G356/N5D/W9D/W9N//
HQ DNA WASHINGTON DC//DAMI-FI//
CNO WASHINGTON DC//N20/N6//
HQ USAF WASHINGTON DC//IN/INR/INRP//
JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC//J2//
NAVOCEANO STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS//N63/N233//
PEOCMPANDUAV PATUXENT RIVER MD//PMA-281//
NAVSURFWARCENDIV DAHLGREN VA//K62/K63//
DIRUSASPO FAIRFAX VA//MOSP/SMDC-AO//
NAVICP PHILADELPHIA PA//SSC SD C4I PRGM OFF PHL IPL//
USCINCSOC INTEL OPS CEN MACDILL AFB FL//SOJ2//
COMMARFORLANT//G2//
COMMARFORPAC//G2//
CG I MEF//G2//
CG II MEF//G2//
CG III MEF//G2//
FIRST FIIU//
SECOND FIIU//
THIRD FIIU//
FOURTH FIIU//
MCISU CAMP PENDLETON CA//OPS//
CMC WASHINGTON DC//C4I/CII//
MARCORINTACT SUITLAND MD//MCIA-04//
UNCLAS

SUBJECT: IPL STATUS UPDATE

1. A DEPLOYMENT READINESS REVIEW FOR IPL VERSION 2.0.1 WAS HELD ON
9 APRIL 1999. BASED ON THE RESULTS OF TESTING AT THE JOINT INTEGRATED
TEST FACILITY (JITF) AND THE NATIONAL GROUND INTELLIGENCE CENTER (NGIC),
NIMA WILL REQUEST A CERTIFICATE TO FIELD IPL 2.0.1 TO DODIIS SITES FROM
THE DODIIS MANAGEMENT BOARD (DMB). ALL PREVIOUS PRIORITY 1
DISCREPANCIES NOTED DURING JITF TESTING HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY RESOLVED
AND NO NEW PRIORITY 1 DISCREPANCIES WERE ENCOUNTERED. TESTING AT THE
BETA II SITE, NGIC, NOTED THAT THE SOFTWARE GENERALLY FUNCTIONED AS
ADVERTISED WITHIN PARAMETERS ESTABLISHED IN RELEASE NOTES. NGIC
RECOMMENDED LIMITED DEPLOYMENT OF IPL 2.0.1 TO EXISTING IPL 1.0 AND 5D
SITES.

2. THE SOFTWARE CONTRACTOR IS WORKING ON THE ISSUE OF IPL 2.0.1
REQUIRING A REBOOT AFTER PERIODS OF SIGNIFICANT USE. THE REBOOT REQUIRES
LESS THAN ONE MINUTE TO ACCOMPLISH.

3. PRIOR TO DMB APPROVAL, NIMA WILL BEGIN FIELDING IPL 2.0.1 TO
NON-DODIIS SITES, INCLUDING INTERNAL NIMA SITES. IPL 2.0.1 IS NIMA Y2K
COMPLIANT AND IS THE VERSION WHICH WILL BE USED FOR SITES REQUIRING Y2K
REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING IPA'S OR IPL 1.0'S. THE SOFTWARE IS DELIVERED
WITH A COMPLETE SET OF RELEASE NOTES DETAILING ANY LIMITATIONS TO
CAPABILITIES, ALONG WITH AVAILABLE WORKAROUND SOLUTIONS. IT IS NIMA'S
GOAL TO HAVE ALL DODIIS SITES CURRENTLY USING IPA OR IPL 1.0 UPGRADED TO
IPL 2.0.1 BY 30 JUN 99.

4. THE NEXT VERSION OF IPL IS VERSION 2.1. FACTORY ACCEPTANCE
TESTING IS SCHEDULED FOR 26 APRIL TO 7 MAY 1999, WITH A TEST READINESS
REVIEW TO BE HELD ON 19 APRIL 1999. IPL 2.1 IS SCHEDULED TO BE
AVAILABLE FOR DEPLOYMENT BEGINNING 15 JULY 1999.

5. THE NIMA POC FOR COMMAND TECHNICAL INTERFACES IS LINDA MCILROY
AT (703) 808-0961 AND THE NIMA POC FOR IPL FIELDING IS LTC SAM DOMINO AT
(703) 633-5879. THE NIMA POC FOR IPL DEVELOPMENT IS GARY W. MCKEOWN AT
(703) 633-5882.

 

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Last Updated: 19 April 1999