Internet on US Flagship, in Sydney, Tuesday
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 14:19:25 +1100
Special invitation to members of the Australian Computer Society:
Talk on IT systems of the USS Blue Ridge, flagship of the US 7th Fleet
Tuesday 1 April 2pm to 3pm, aboard USS Blue Ridge in Sydney
By Captain Julie Keesling, Fleet Information Systems Officer
Introduction by Tom Worthington, President of the ACS
* The function of USS Blue Ridge,
* Mission during recent Exercise Tandem Thrust 97 in Queensland,
* IT systems on board,
* Use of commercial off the shelf hardware and software,
* Use of the Internet and Web for military operations.
Captain Julie Keesling is Fleet Information Systems Officer and has
twenty-two years in the Navy. She has served in a variety of computer and
communication positions supporting tactical, strategic, and logistic
systems. Her last tour was Commanding Officer of the Naval Computer and
Telecommunications Station in Puerto Rico, with "the best HF site in the
Navy", providing backup to UHF Satellite Communications in the mid to south
Atlantic. Captain Keesling also supported the prototype commercial SHF
system providing communications among the navies of Latin America. The site
was often the beta site for new telecommunications software. Her next tour
will be at a larger communications facility in Hawaii.
Tom Worthington is President of the ACS and Manager - Information Management
Architectures, Department of Defence. Mr. Worthington visited Blue Ridge at
sea during the recent exercise Tandem Thrust 97, to look at the use of
Internet for the Australian military. More:
About the Blue Ridge:
The 620-foot United States Ship Blue Ridge (LCC 19) represents a unique
effort and achievement in the US Navy's Command and Control ship design.
Here for the first time is a platform built from the keel up to accomplish
the mission of Command and Control coordination. In this 18,500 ton ship
utilizes her "main battery" of computers, communications equipment and other
electronic facilities to fulfill her mission as flagship for the United
States Seventh Fleet. More: <URL:http://www.c7f.yokipc.navy.mil/c7fblu.html>
Book with the ACS National Office ph: 02 9299 3666 e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org The talk is limited to 20 people.
Note: USS Blue Ridge open for public inspection 28 March to 28 April.
If there is sufficient interest a further talks will be arranged Wednesday
and Thursday mornings at 9am. Check with the ACS office for details.
Tom Worthington <email@example.com> President, Australian Computer
Society, GPO Box 446, Canberra ACT 2601 http://www.acslink.net.au/~tomw
Fax: +61 6 2496419
Back from Exercise Tandem Thrust 97 <http://www.adfa.oz.au/DOD/tt97/>