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Multifunctional Information Distribution System

  • Investment Description

    Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) was designated a Platform Information Technology system on July 11, 2007 by Naval Network Warfare Command as the Operational Designated Approving Authority. MIDS is a multinational (U.S., France,Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) was designated a Platform Information Technology system on July 11, 2007 by Naval Network Warfare Command as the Operational Designated Approving Authority. MIDS is a multinational (U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Spain) cooperative development program with joint service participation (Navy, Army, Air Force). The Department of Defense (DoD) and US international allies highlighted the need for a Link 16 voice and data communications terminal that was lower volume and lighter weight than other available Link 16 radios. The MIDS program was created to fill the gap by providing a reduced volume/weight radio with Link 16 capability. MIDS-LVT (Low Volume Terminal) is interoperable with North Atlantic Treaty Org users and significantly increases force effectiveness while minimizing hostile actions and friend-on-friend engagements. There are more than 9000 MIDS terminals in use/on contract worldwide (40 Nations/Agencies). In selected DOD systems, MIDS-LVT is migrating to a MIDS Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) four-channel, Software Communications Architecture compliant radio that maintains Link 16 and Tactical Air Navigation functionality. The MIDS JTRS design is interchangeable with MIDS-LVT. MIDS JTRS accommodates future capabilities and closes numerous Agency performance gaps. It adds improvements to Link 16 enhanced throughput, Link 16 frequency re-mapping and programmable crypto. MIDS JTRS will also provide Four Net Concurrent Multi-Netting (CMN) with Concurrent Contention Receive (CCR) (CMN-4) and utilizes Tactical Targeting Network Technology for MIDS JTRS Naval Integrated Fire Control Counter Air and From the Air Advanced Tactical Data Links. These capabilities provide Joint Airborne Network-Tactical Edge functionality to run advanced mission applications in a cross-platform/cross-domain tactical network enterprise and the ability to simultaneously participate in four Link 16 Nets.MIDS products have successfully demonstrated extensive cost avoidance through maximization of interoperability, technology insertion, and common solutions between US and international platforms and has demonstrated a significant reduction in unit cost over the past 12 years due to a model acquisition strategy of continuous competition. Total program requirements include terminal development, F/A-18 integration, software hosting, implementation of National Security Agency guidelines and production transition. More..

  • FY2014 (CY) Spending

    $151.07 M

    Time frame of Investment

    1990 - 2025

  • Status

    No change in status

CIO Information

Teresa M. Takai

Agency Head

Chuck Hagel

Agency

DOD

Bureau

Navy, Marine Corps

Evaluation by Agency CIO

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Current Evaluation

5

Color balls based on variances or ciorating

Evaluation Explanation

No outstanding issues or concernsNo outstanding issues or concerns

Project Summary

  • Number of Projects

    8

  • Cost Variance

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  • Schedule Variance

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Project Name Project Life Cycle Costs Cost Variance Schedule Variance
Tactical Targeting Networking Technology (TTNT) development$162.61 MGreenGreen
Block Upgrade 2 for MIDS-LVT$104 MYellowGreen
CMN-4 FUll Development$90 MGreenGreen
Block Cycle (BC) 1 for MIDS-JTRS$26 MGreenRed
MIDS JTRS FY14 Sustainment$16.26 MRedGreen
MIDS JTRS FY13 Sustainment$15.54 MRedRed
MIDS JTRS Sustainment$14.46 MGreenGreen
Concurrent Multi-Netting (CMN-4)$10 MGreenGreen

Operational Performance

Metric Description Frequency Unit of Measure FY2014 Target Most Recent Actual Metric Status * Updated Date of Most Recent Actual *
Increase the MIDS-LVT Delivery time from contract Increase the MIDS-LVT Delivery time from contract award date to delivery to platform in FY12. Deliver terminals within 10 months vice 12 from date of contract award. More..MonthlyTerminals Delivered per monthTerminals Delivered per month1010Met2014-02-28
Increase the total number of MIDS-LVT terminals orIncrease the total number of MIDS-LVT terminals ordered by domestic and international customers to maintain coalition interoperability and fulfill the needs of their war fighter to 7680 (100 terminals). More..Semi-AnnualTerminals on ContractTerminals on Contract8,840--2013-05-07
Decrease the unit cost of MIDS-LVT (1) terminals Decrease the unit cost of MIDS-LVT (1) terminals through competition and learning curve. More..Semi-AnnualActual Cost ($)Actual Cost ($)187,000193,0002012-08-06
Number of new Problem Reports (PR) entered into PrNumber of new Problem Reports (PR) entered into Problem Tracking Database for MIDS-LVT. This allows MIDS program office to ensure terminals are meeting platform requirements. More..MonthlyNumber of PRsNumber of PRs10089Met2014-03-04
Ensuring the funding of the MIDS-LVT Program MemorEnsuring the funding of the MIDS-LVT Program Memorandum of Understanding (PMOU) to the correct cost shares per participant nation. Using the US contribution as a metric. More..Quarterly% of the total obligated that % of the total obligated that was US share. More..2021.2Met2014-02-28
Number of new MIDS JTRS terminals slated for delivNumber of new MIDS JTRS terminals slated for delivery per FY to the fleet, allowing squadrons to be stood up and spares in the supply system. More..Monthlyunit of measureunit of measure164----
In hours, Mean Time Between Failure for MIDS JTRS In hours, Mean Time Between Failure for MIDS JTRS terminals. More..MonthlyHoursHours600----

* Value is self-reported by the agency.

Other Investment Metrics

Category Value
Does the investment have any activities with a planned duration greater than a year?:Yes
Planned duration of the longest activity (days):546
Average planned duration of in-progress and future activities (days):348
Planned cost of one activity is greater than 25% of total planned cost of all activities?:No
Number of contracts applying modular development principles:0

All activity calculations assess only activities with no related child activities.