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CHIPS Articles: DISA’s UISS-APAN System Supports Rim of the Pacific Exercise

DISA’s UISS-APAN System Supports Rim of the Pacific Exercise
By DISA News - August 3, 2016
The Unclassified Information Sharing Service (UISS) All Partners Access Network (APAN) managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Multinational Information Systems Division provided essential information sharing capabilities to the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The exercise began June 30 and will conclude Aug. 4.

As the world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security, on both land and sea. Participants consist of 27 nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel, engaging in the multi-phase exercise and training evolutions. This year’s RIMPAC conducted the largest-ever coordinated multinational humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HA/DR) exercise.

As the single enterprise solution for sharing non-classified information with non-traditional partners for HA/DR missions around the world, APAN provided RIMPAC essential information sharing capabilities through real-time chat services, geospatial information and tagging, document dissemination, and on-the-fly translation for the foreign participants, resulting in the unprecedented flow of information that made this HA/DR exercise a resounding success.

For more information about the UISS-APAN service, please visit https://www.apan.org/.

For complete RIMPAC coverage, visit Navy News Service: www.navy.mil/.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) conducts helicopter operations at sunset during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Noble/Released
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) conducts helicopter operations at sunset during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Noble/Released
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