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IPL 2.0 Update 18 March 1999

FM NIMAWESTFIELD VA//ST/S//
TO USCINCCENT MACDILL AFB FL//CCJ2//
USCINCEURVAIHINGEN GE//ECJ2//
USCINCPAC HONOLULU HI//J2//
JICPAC HONOLULUHI//J2//
USCINCSO MIAMI FL//SCJ2//
USCINCSOC MACDILL AFBFL//SCJ2//
USCINCSPACE PETERSON AFB CO//J2//
USCINCSTRAT OFFUTT AFBNE//J2/J22//
USCINCTRANS SCOTT AFB IL//TCJ2//
USCINCACOM NORFOLKVA//J2//
NIMA AMEMBASSY LONDON UK
JAC MOLESWORTH RAF MOLESWORTHUK//CC/DOI//
SEC DEF WASHINGTON DC//OSD:C3I/INT//
CJCS WASHINGTONDC//J2//
NIMA BETHESDA MD//D/CO//
BT
UNCLASFOUO
SUBJECT: UPDATE ON NIMA'S IPL SYSTEM

1. T HE IMAGE PRODUCTLIBRARY (IPL V2.0) HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED AT TEN MILITARYTRANSITION, INTEGRATION AND TESTING FACILITIES. ALL INSTALLATIONS HAVEBEEN ACCOMPLISHED WITH NO SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS.

2. WORK CONTINUESON THE IPL MAINTENANCE RELEASE, V2.0.1. THIS MAINTENANCE RELEASEINCORPORATES A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PROBLEM FIXES DISCOVERED INOPERATIONAL TESTING AT THE AIR FORCE ROME LABORATORY (AFRL) AND THENATIONAL GROUND INTELLIGENCE CENTER (NGIC). OPERATIONAL TESTING OF IPLV2.0.1 BEGAN AT THE CONTRACTOR FACILITIES ON 15 MAR 99 AND WILL BEFOLLOWED BY OPERATIONAL BETA II SITE TESTING AT NGIC BEGINNING 25 MAR 99.NIMA WILL CONDUCT A DEPLOYMENT READINESS REVIEW (DRR) ON 6 APR 99 TOEVALUATE THE READINESS OF IPL V2.0.1. FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL DRR, ALLNECESSARY DOCUMENTATION WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE DODIIS MANAGEMENT BOARD(DMB) FOR FIELDING APPROVAL. IPL V2.0.1 IS THE FIRST VERSION TO BEFIELDED TO OPERATIONAL SITES.

3. IPL V2.1, WHICH IMPLEMENTS TFRD(COMPRESSION FORMATS 1.29 AND 4.3) AND SOFTCOPY EXPLOITATION MANAGEMENT(SEM), WILL UNDERGO A COMPLETE ROBUSTNESS AND OPERATIONAL TESTING CYCLE.FUNCTIONAL ACCEPTANCE TESTING (FAT) FOR V2.1 IS SCHEDULED FOR 19-23 APR 99AT THE CONT RACTOR FACILITY IN ROME, NY. SITES WISHING TO WITNESS FATTESTING ARE WELCOME. PLEASE COORDINATE PARTICIPATION BY CONTACTING EITHERDON PAUL RANCE AT (703) 633-5868 OR MAJ DEB FORT AT (703) 633-5806. BETAI TESTING IS SCHEDULED FOR MID TO LATE MAY AT THE JOINT INTEGRATION TESTFACILITY (JITF). THE EXACT TEST DATES ARE BEING RESOLVED WITH THE JITF.BETA II TESTING IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR 14-25 JUN 99 AT A SITE TO BEDETERMINED.

4. PLANS ARE UNDERWAY FOR A VIDEO TELECONFERENCE DURING THEWEEK OF 22 MAR 99 TO DISCUSS IPL PROGRESS. INFORMATION REGARDING THE VTCWILL BE TRANSMITTED SEPARATELY. NIMA WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDEUPDATES CONCERNING INI TIAL OPERATIONAL FIELDING OF IPL.

5. NIMAPOC FOR IPL IS GARY W. MCKEOWN, C/SODS, (703) 633-5882.

 

 


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