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IPL 2.0 Update 25 February 1999

FM: NIMA WESTFIELDS CHANTILLY VA//ST/S// TO: USCINCCENT INTEL MACDILL AFB FL//CCJ2//
INFO USCINCEUR VAIHINGEN GE//ECJ2//
USCINCPAC HONOLULU HI//J2//
JICPAC HONOLULU HI//J2//
USCINCSO MIAMI FL//SCJ2//
USCINCSOC MACDILL AFB FL//SCJ2//
USCINCSPACE PETERSON AFB CO//J2//
USCINCSTRAT OFFUTT AFB NE//J2/J22//
USCINCTRANS SCOTT AFB IL//TCJ2//
USCINCACOM NORFOLK VA//J2//
NIMA AMEBASSY LONDON UK
JAC MOLESWORTH RAF MOLESWORTH UK//CC/DOI//
SEC DEF WASHINGTON DC//OSD:C3I/INT//
CJCS WASHINGTON DC//J2//
NIMA BETHESDA MD//D//
NIMA RESTON VA//CO//

UNCLAS FOUO

SUBJ: UPDATE ON NIMA'S IPL SYSTEM

1. A DEPLOYMENT READINESS REVIEW (DRR) FOR IMAGE PRODUCT LIBRARY (IPL) V2.0 WAS CONDUCTED ON 19 FEBRUAR Y 99 AT NIMA BETHESDA. IN ADDITION TO NIMA PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND THE DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTOR, THE REVIEW WAS ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF NGIC, SPAWAR, AND NAVY PMA-281. AFRL BROADSWORD PROGAM AND JITF REPRESENTATIVES PROVIDED INPUT IN ADVANCE OF THE REVIEW.

2. A PREVIOUS REVIEW ON 26 JANUARY HAD IDENTIFIED LIENS AGAINST THE IPL BASELINE THAT REQUIRED RESOLUTION AND REGRESSION TESTING BEFORE MOVING FORWARD WITH DEPLOYMENT. THE IPL DEVELOPMENTAL CONTRACTOR PRESENTED A SUMMARY OF FACTORY, BETA 1 AND BETA 2 REGRESSION TESTING, AND REVIEWED THE STATUS OF ALL BASELINE SOFTWARE DISCREPANCIES. REPRESENTATIVES FROM NGIC PRESENTED AN INDEPENDENT SUMMARY OF THE BETA 2 REGRESSION TESTS AND PROVIDED RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE SUITABILITY OF IPL FOR DEPLOYMENT.

3. DRR PARTICIPANTS AGREED THAT SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE TOWARD ESTABLISHING A MATURE, STABLE CAPABILITY. ACCORDINGLY, NIMA WILL MAKE IPL 2.0 AVAILABLE FOR DEPLOYMENT TO INTEGRATION (NON-OPERATIONAL) SITES BEGINNING 22 FEBRUARY 99 .

4. THE DRR FURTHER CONCLUDED THAT IPL V2.0 IS NOT YET ROBUST ENOUGH FOR OPERATIONAL USE. SPECIFIC SOFTWARE DISCREPENCY REPORTS (DR) PROHIBITING REACHING THIS LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE WERE IDENTIFIED TO THE DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTOR FOR RESOLUTION. NIMA WILL CONDUCT ANOTHER DRR IN MID-MARCH 99 TO REVIEW THE DR STATUS AND THE RESULTS OF APPROPRIATE REGRESSION TESTING. NIMA WILL SEEK DMB AUTHORIZATION FOR OPERATIONAL DEPLOYMENT OF IPL V2.0 ONLY AFTER ASSURING THAT THE REQUIRED LEVELS OF ROBUSTNESS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED.

5. TO ENSURE YOU ARE APRISED OF PROGRESS IN THIS CRITICAL USIGS PROGRAM, NIMA WILL ISSUE WEEKLY CABLES PROVIDING UPDATES ON IPL STATUS FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS AS WE MOVE INTO INITIAL DEPLOYMENTS. NIMA WILL ALSO SCHEDULE AND CONDUCT A VTC MEETING TO REVIEW IPL STATUS, AS WELL AS PLANS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE VERSION DELIVERIES, WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS.

6. THE NIMA POC FOR IPL IS GARY W. MCKEOWN, C/SODS, AT (301) 227-5514 OR (703) 403-9590.

 

 

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