Plugfest and Mashup Challenge deliver on the promise!
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Mashup Challenge Winning Team - NGA/GEOBUS
Mr. Gary Wang, Director, Intelligence Systems & Architectures Directorate, OUSD(I) presents a donation check for charity to the winning DI2E Mashup Challenge Team, NGA/GEOBUS.
The DI2E Framework panel discussion was very interesting and lively with the audience asking many challenging questions via Twitter (right portion of screen behind panel). The panelists were from left: Jaci Knudson, DISA; Mark Smiley, MITRE; Jim Feagans, DNI; John Keller, MITRE; and Andras Szakal, IBM. The panel was moderated by Dr. Mark Pullen, Director of the GMU C4I Center.
Kevin West, Deputy Director, IS&A, OUSD(I) talks with one of the companies participating in the Plugfest in the Vendor Showcase.
The DI2E Plugfest and Mashup is a collaborative effort to continue the evolution of the DI2E framework. The DI2E framework provides interoperable and reusable components that are flexible, agile and data-driven. Plugfest began with the DI2E Worldwide conference and will be continued in various venues as a platform for demonstrating how industry is providing agile ISR capability to Warfighters and others. (Download DI2E Framework Brochure).
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
The DI2E Plugfest and Mashup is being held on the ground floor of the Johnson Center of GMU's Fairfax Campus. The DI2E demonstrations will be held in Dewberry Hall and presentations will be held in the adjacent theater.
Download floor plan here.
GMU's Fairfax Campus is bounded by Rt 123 on the west and Braddock Road on the south. For maps and driving directions visit the GMU web site here.
All visitors to the Fairfax Campus are strongly encouraged to park in the Visitor Parking at either the Mason Pond, Shenandoah Parking Deck (formerly Sandy Creek Parking Deck), or Rappahannock River Parking Decks at the prevailing rates ($3 per hour, $14 per day). Visitors may also park at parking meters at the prevailing rates. See GMU Parking web site.
The closest parking areas to the Johnson Center are he Mason Pond and Shenandoah Parking Decks. Download GMU parking map here.
The parking decks have Pay Kiosks prior to parking deck departure or pay at the exit booth. (Visa and Master Card accepted)
DI2E Framework: It’s how Defense Intelligence does business in the future!
Download the Presentations
DI2E Plugfest Technical Description presented by Gerhard Beck, DI2E EFT and Plugfest Team Lead
The DI2E Story presented by Mr. Kevin West
A Summary of the DI2E Plugfest
This first DI2E Plugfest effectively demonstrated the ability of vendors and Government agencies to use the DI2E Framework to achieve re-use and interoperability. Data, components such as Ozone widgets and services were combined is various ways by participating vendors to demonstrate their capabilities. The DI2E framework provided the structure of specs and standards that vendors demonstrated conformance to in showing flexible, agile and data-driven solutions. Companies worked hard to achieve Gold Star ratings for their capabilities, which were verified in conformance tests performed by the DI2E Test Functional Team out of JITIC at Ft Huachuca.
The Mashup Challenge was a competition by teams to develop a solution by combining their capabilities with the capabilities provided by the vendors and the data streams provided through the Plugfest eXchange. The teams created their solutions that were a distinct set of capabilities. The objective of the Mashup Challenge was to demonstrate the DI2E vision of a pluggable environment usable by multiple Programs of Record. This first DI2E Mashup Challenge featured two Government teams and one industry team. The teams were:
- NGA/GEOBUS, and
Plugfest Exchange (PX) is a cloud-based environment where capabilities can be hosted, and where all Plugfest capabilities will be listed in the PX. The Plugfest Exchange has been developed by the DI2E EFT to provide support to the creation of the DI2E plugfest on-line environment.
PX is a virtual, integrated, services environment that where vendors can have their capabilities hosted by the PX. Vendors not wanting to integrate their products/capabilities into PX can still have them in the Plugfest electronic mall by hosting themselves and tunneling into the PX environment.