United States Pacific Command (PACOM) provides program strategy, leadership, and the Program Manager. Duties include overall program management, establishing and maintaining PACOM-relevant performance requirements, operating (I-Net) as a mechanism to funnel candidate solutions through assessment gates in cooperation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and facilitating cooperation between innovators and the acquisition community throughout the TROPEC assessment process to lay the foundation for transition of successful candidates out of TROPEC to acquisition. In addition, PACOM works with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs to help develop and socialize TROPEC objectives to support overall goals of achieving energy efficiency that enhance warfighter capabilities in forward deployed areas.
As Deputy Program Manager and Technical Program Lead, ORNL provides technical program support and guidance toward the achievement of program goals by providing technical support to help the NAVFAC Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center's Systems Experimentation Division (SED) design the deployable test bed with appropriate metrics and instrumentation, identifying technologies from existing internal developments and current partnerships for suitable entry into the program, assessing candidate claims for actual energy performance on site at ORNL, and working in close coordination with the SED team to plan and conduct rigorous experimentation and assessment throughout the PACOM Area of Responsibility. ORNL also works with I-Net and other resources to analyze, track, and produce technical reports on program results. ORNL includes a experimental outdoor test bed which further expands ORNL's resources to assess the technical and energy impact of appropriate forward operating base equipment in tropical environments.
SED is the TROPEC Integration Test Director and aims to establish and operate the tropical environment test bed. In close coordination with ORNL and LBNL partners, SED plans and conducts rigorous experimentation and assessment with a Combatant Command focused strategy of continual, rotational deployment throughout the PACOM Area of Responsibility (including venue selection, logistics, and test design and execution). SED assessments include analysis, tracking, and production of military utility assessments. SED, like all TROPEC partners, is also a member of the Initial Review Team and Management Review Team for technologies submitted to I-Net.
LBNL leads the lighting, data center, and electronics portions of solution candidate assessments in both the lab setting and in support of field assessments. LBNL helps to identify and assess innovations from new or existing strategies and leverage current partnerships for suitable entry into TROPEC; assess candidate claims for actual energy performance, partner with new industry collaborators to identify and develop new innovations coming in through I-Net; and analyze, track, and produce technical reports on program results.
As the Navy's Information Dominance systems command and technical lead for C4ISR, SPAWAR provides the hardware and software to connect our warfighters at sea, on land and in the air. We support the full lifecycle of product and service delivery from the initial research and development, to acquisition and deployment, to operations and logistics support. SPAWAR is one of three major Department of Navy acquisition commands. While other systems commands focus on tangible platforms, information is SPAWAR's platform. Our products and services transform ships, aircraft, and vehicles from individual platforms into integrated battle forces, delivering and enhancing information dominance and awareness among Navy, Marine, joint forces, federal agencies and international allies.