In the past decade, the U.S. Air Force has built up great capability with the Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS), the Air Force’s primary weapon system for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, planning, direction, collection, processing, exploitation, analysis, and dissemination. AF DCGS employs a global communications architecture that connects multiple intelligence platforms and sensors. In this podcast, Harry Levinson discusses the SEI’s work with the Air Force to further evolve the AF DCGS system using Agile techniques working in incremental, iterative approaches to deliver more frequent, more manageable deliveries of capability.
Harry Levinson is the C4 sector lead in the Client Technical Solutions Directorate of the Software Solutions Division. Levinson is responsible for managing SEI support for various Department of Defense programs including the Air Force’s Mission Planning Directorate and the FAB-T satellite terminal development. His mission is to help developers use ever evolving software engineering best practices in all facets of lifecycle technical support (acquisition, procurement, sustainment, replacement. This includes architecture, requirement engineering, coding, and testing He supports independent technical assessments, software architecture, software product lines, and reuse activities and research.