The revolution of network centric operations will be achieved incrementally. Information Management is centric to this seamless transition of warfighter capabilities across enclaves, services, and platforms. Air Force Research Lab has teamed with industry, defense, and academic leaders to research and develop technologies to solve the information management needs of the DoD. Joint Battlespace Infosphere Mercury is an AFRL initiative to develop information management software using the best of breed commercial technologies.
This session describes (1) the capabilities and goals of JBI Mercury, (2) design highlights and lessons learned, and (3) how to obtain a license-cost free copy of JBI Mercury and collaborate with the JBI community.
JBI Mercury provides information management services for publish, subscribe, and query for XML/Binary information across a local or wide area network using Java, C#, and web services bindings. Multiple, dynamic messaging connectors and discovery technologies are mediated by a www.openwings.org compliant framework. The JBI Mercury services are dynamically connectable (dynamic plug-and-play connectors), dynamically configurable to meet mission requirements (context policies), and dynamically replaceable (technology change). Flexibility and reliability are provided by the ability to achieve ad-hoc integration of new users and new service components as they enter or leave the network.