Monday, December 2, 2013

NRRC Video Series - Video 4 : Comments by Major General Eric W. Vollmecke, USAF

In September, the NCOIC delivered the Geospatial Community Cloud (GCC) demonstration.  Sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, this demonstration showed how an interoperable, hybrid-cloud operating environment can be quickly enabled and used as a rapid response capability.While this demonstration was designed around lessons learned in the 2010 Haitian Earthquake, the effort showed how a cloud services brokerage approach could be used to quickly provide critical information technology infrastructure support to an unplanned event.

The NCOIC is an international organization for accelerating the global implementation of network centric principles and systems--to improve information sharing among various communities of interest for the betterment of their productivity, interactivity, safety, and security. The NCOIC Rapid Response Capability (NRRC) video series supports that mission by broadly disseminating information about the GCC demonstration for the good of the global community.


Major General Eric W. Vollmecke currently serves as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Air Forces in Europe/Africa, Ramstein Air Base and Germany. He leads the deployment and integration of reserve forces to support both wartime planning and direct support to ongoing operations throughout both theaters. General Vollmecke also directs the ANG support to the State Partnership Program and was the program director of the NCOIC Geospatial Community Cloud Concept Demonstration. During the 2010 Haiti operations, he commanded two airlift wings and a manned ISR flying detachment that were in direct support of the operations, and one of his bases served a major staging area for U.S. Government response located just outside of Washington, D.C.

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