Re: Cursor on Target
fyi,  http://www.mitre.org/news/the_edge/ The Summer and Fall 2004 editions of "The Edge"  contain a number of articles that discuss CoT. See also .  http://www.google.com/search?q=site:www.mitre.org+cursor+target The DoD "XML Gallery"  requires a username and password to access most of the info. CoT schemas are in there, but I'm not sure if they are the latest ones in use.  http://metadata.dod.mil Paul At 02:12 PM 2005-01-06, Ken North wrote: >hhalpin@i... wrote >"Still, if someone was going to use XML in some capacity to shoot missles >or aid in flying airplanes (which, given the increasing variety of things >XML is used for, could happen soon!)" > >Fait accompli. > >"The advent of Cursor on Target is a fundamental augmentation of existing >machine language standards," he continued. "Each battlefield system contains a >myriad of data that takes time to learn and understand. CoT contains a kind of >abstract of the key data that's common across the user communities. It >provides >a lightweight, simplified common interface language that contains the >important >elements. That means it can be quickly read, or understood, by the next user >community in the chain. > >CoT isn't just a drawing board initiative, however, but is already at war and >scoring impressive successes. Developed by a team comprising ESC, MITRE, Air >Force Special Operations Command, Air Force Research Laboratory and the Navy, >CoT was initially designated for deployment to special forces units to provide >improved time-critical targeting. Tests have shown that sensor-to-shooter >paths >enabled with CoT software improve the speed of the process by nearly 70 >percent, >while also significantly increasing firepower accuracy." > >The complete article is in the MIT Online archive at >http://www.mit-kmi.com/archive_article.cfm?DocID=596 > > > >======== Ken North =========== >www.WebServicesSummit.com >www.SQLSummit.com >www.GridSummit.com
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