WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA (January 2015) – MERC attended the Distributed Common Ground System Army (DCGS-A) Industry Day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD on 21 January.
MERC briefed the DCGS-A Program Manager and his staff on MERC capabilities to support the programs transition to DCGS-A “Increment 2” and the Tactical Capabilities Innovation Lab (TCIL). DCGS-A connects soldiers to Joint ISR platforms and sensors, the Intelligence Community, other services, and Army mission command systems.
Like AF DCGS, DCGS-A is a system-of-systems and part of the joint DCGS family and both have a requirement to align their new technologies and capabilities with the broader intelligence community as part of an integrated Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (ICITE).
About Mercer Engineering Research Center
Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.
Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.
To learn more, please visit MERC's website at www.merc-mercer.org.