U.S. Army Command Post of the Future (CPOF) takes the “Outstanding Government Program” of the year award at the recent Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) 2009 Network Centric Warfare Awards(NCW) ceremony.

CPOF is part of the Army’s Battle Command System (ABCS) and enables commanders and their staffs to jointly plan, prepare, rehearse, execute and assess operations over tactical networks from geographically dispersed locations. One CPOF system can support more than 350 simultaneous users while running on a commercial off-the-shelf computer workstation with multiple screens. The system is managed by the U. S. Army Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Tactical of Fort Monmouth, N.J.

General Dynamics C4 Systems is the prime contractor for the CPOF system and a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology.