The AITRB Protocol Expert position will provide the means for Army Project Office participation in the Joint configuration management (CM) process known as the Joint Interoperability of Tactical Command and Control Systems or JINTACCS. This effort is mandated by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to ensure interoperability among the tactical command-and-control systems used in joint and multinational military operations. This includes all US and multinational Tactical Data Link (TDL) procedural standards including Links 11, 11B, 16, 22, VMF, IBS-CMF and JREAP. Joint CM forums include but are not limited the Joint Multi-Tactical Data Link Configuration Control Board (JMTCCB), Joint Multi-TADIL Standards Working Group (JMSWG) and the Missile Defense Agency Subgroup (MDASG). Army-specific TDL forums include the Army Configuration Control Board (ACCB).
Participation in Joint CM is directed by CJCSI 6610.01E - Tactical Data Link Standardization and Interoperability. This instruction establishes policy to achieve and maintain interoperability among those Department of Defense (DoD) information technology (IT) and national security systems (NSS) that implement tactical data links (TDL). Policies outlined in this instruction are focused on achieving interoperability through the standardization of message protocols, format, content, implementation, and documentation.
To support this effort, the AITRB Protocol Expert will assist the AITRB Chairman in hosting at least three AITRB meetings per year at the Software Development Directorate at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. This requires the generation of at least three AITRB meeting agendas and AITRB meeting minutes, including a Joint TDL report, three times annually. These reports are generated by an application on the AITRB website which is continuously fed interoperability artifacts (i.e. notes and documents) by the AITRB Chairman and Protocol Expert. The AITRB Protocol Expert will assist the AITRB Chairman by traveling to and participating in the Joint Multi-Tactical Data Link Configuration Control Board (JMTCCB) and the Joint Multi-TADIL Standards Working Group (JMSWG) three times a year following the AITRB meetings. The AITRB Protocol Expert will generate the Joint trip report using notes taken at these meetings.
In addition to the above, the AITRB Protocol Expert will:
Applicant must be familiar with Microsoft Office tools and MS Windows. SQL server and PHP experience are a plus.
Familiarity with the following US military standards/manuals/instructions:
Familiarity with the following NATO Standards: