The U.S. Navy will employ new program integration offices to facilitate coordination between program offices and Rear Adm. Doug Small, who leads Project Overmatch, Breaking Defense reported Friday.
Project Overmatch aims to establish an integrated command and control network in support of the U.S. military's Joint All Domain C2 concept. The establishment of PIOs as liaisons is a structural move to support Project Overmatch's implementation across the entire Navy.
A decision memorandum states that PIOs are tasked to oversee the integration of standards, data structures and architectures with the different technologies under Overmatch.
PIOs will coordinate with agencies and organizations that correspond to specific systems, networks and other assets delivered to Navy procurement offices.
In June, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command launched a competition that searched for technologies with the potential to support Project Overmatch. The Networks Advanced Naval Technology Exercise challenge's submission period ended on July 27 and winners will be announced in November.