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PEO Space Systems Organization Info

Mission Statement

The PEO Space Systems mission is to develop, acquire, integrate, produce, launch, test and provide operational support to reliable, affordable, flexible, effective and seamless space systems that support DOD and U.S. agencies to enable joint, coalition, combined and naval operations. PEO Space Systems coordinates all Department of the Navy space research, development and acquisition activities.


Silicon Space's PMToolbox Enables Increased Transaction Processing
The Challenge

The Satellite and Communication Program Office of the US Navy's Program Executive Office Space Systems command was embarking on a 7-year, $7B program to build and launch next-generation satellites, but the email-based method of managing the delivery and acceptance of vendor work product was overwhelmed by the volume of documents and large, complex workflow of the approval process. PEO Space Systems needed to define a more efficient workflow process, and then automate that process with a highly secure, highly available solution.
The Solution

Silicon Space's "PMToolbox" (Program Management Toolbox) has become the de facto standard for automating Acquisition Program Office activities. With over 700 users, PMToolbox is a one-stop, secure, web-based workplace for Navy and contractor personnel, providing a collaborative environment and electronic document management system to manage program Contract Deliverables Requirements Lists (CDRLs), documents, risks, calendars, and action items.
The Result

The flexibility of the PMToolbox workflow engine now enables PEO Space Systems to route work product through comment / review / approve cycles that are multi-layered, looping, serial and parallel. The usability of the interface has driven adoption rates up and training time down. The integrated and highly secure document management system has enabled a headcount reduction and an increase in compliance. Overall, PMToolbox has cut cycle times, decreased program costs, and ensured 100% adjudication.

"Silicon Space has provided excellent CDRL management support to PMW146; of which, many positive comments have come from the effort."

SPAWAR Chief Knowledge Officer

"If we could give Silicon Space an on-the-spot award we would. The team's effort are definitely paying off and the PMT (specifically CDRL Tool) is a big success. Efforts to date have greatly exceeded my expectation."

PMW146 Deputy Program Manager


Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)
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Mission Statement

Deliver FORCEnet:  Invent, acquire, develop, deliver and support integrated & interoperable C4ISR, business IT and space capabilities in the interest of national defense.


SPAWAR Commanding Officer
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SPAWAR Headquarters
San Diego, Ca.
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4301 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110

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A Cooperative Strategy for the 21st Century:
Sunday September 28, 2008

"This strategy represents a new vision for the 21st Century.  It codifies longstanding challenges and reflects a commitment by the maritime services to work cooperatively with friends, partners and allies to realize a shared vision of mutual security, stability and prosperity."    Adm. Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, 17 OCT 07 

The Maritime Strategy is about Security, Stability and Seapower.  View Document Here

FORCEnet Com Plan - 01-NOV-07 - PPT File

A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower - PDF File

Sunday September 28, 2008
These items were previously listed on the public site but restricted to .mil logins only.  All items will require a CAC-enabled login and can now be found at the location links below:

Command Address
Naval Amphibious Base - Little Creek
Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM)
2465 Guadalcanal Road
Norfolk, VA 23521-3228


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Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite dishes
Wahiawa, Hawaii
080715-N-9698C-022 WAHIAWA, Hawaii (July 15, 2008) Sailors assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific install the first of three new state-of-the-art Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite dishes. The MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system intended to significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John W Ciccarelli Jr. (Released)

NCTAMS PAC Improve Warfighters' Comms
Story Number: NNS080719-08
Release Date: 7/19/2008 9:00:00 AM

By MC2 John W. Ciccarelli

WAHIAWA, Hawaii (NNS) -- Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific (NCTAMS PAC), installed the first of three new state-of-the-art Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite dishes.

The MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system intended to extensively improve ground communications for U.S. forces during operations on the move.

"MUOS is a Department of Defense (DOD) Ultra High Frequency Satellite Communications system(UHFSC) that provides the warfighter with modern worldwide mobile communication services," said James Cairns, NCTAMS PAC, project manager.

"MUOS adapts commercial cellular phone architecture for use in a military system using satellites in place of cell towers."

Technicians raised the 34-ton dish up over 80 feet to its permanent spot where it will point to one of the five highly sophisticated satellites scheduled to be deployed into space starting in 2012.

"The General Dynamics Satellite Communications (SATCOM) team doing the assembly of the MUOS antennas are true professionals," said Cairns. "There was lots of planning that went into this evolution behind the scenes, but once we got all the pieces in place everything went off like clockwork."

Construction on the site began July 5, 2007 and will change the way the Navy transmits information into the 21st Century.

"MUOS will use technological innovations to provide service to more military users and offer a truly effective communication capability tool in accomplishing the Navy's maritime strategy mission."

"The great thing about MUOS is that it's smart technology but from the user's perspective it's simple and just plain works. The network is being designed to handle lots of users so units that don't have a SATCOM capability today will be able to have it in the near future with MUOS."

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., is the prime contractor and systems integrator for the MUOS program. On Sept. 24, 2004, the company was awarded a $2.1 billion contract to build the first two satellites and associated ground control elements for the MUOS system. The contract also provides for options on three additional spacecraft. With all options exercised, the contract for up to five satellites has a total potential value of $3.26 billion.

Capt. Janet Stewart, commanding officer, NCTAMS PAC was thrilled about the installation of the MUOS system and all the hard work the Navy and its partners did.

"A lot of folks and a lot of parties have come together to be able to make this installation, and this capability come to fruition. We have folks around the world and around the United States that have worked together for years and who will continue to work together for years until all the MUOS satellites are in fact launched and fully operational."

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