FCS-CDP1

FCS Capstone Demonstration Presentation

Design, organization and execution of the Future Combat Systems milestone B decision presentation to the Army and DoD leadership. The Future Combat Systems Capstone Demonstration Presentation supported the March 2003 FCS Milestone B decision to advance the FCS program or end it after its initial phases. Working closely with the Government and FCS Lead System Integrator at the Fort Belvoir Virtual Portal, the presentation combined physical displays, multi-media and classified video content with a classified FCS virtual scenario streamed live from the Mounted Maneuver Battle Lab at Fort Knox, KY. The effort included the creation of thirteen individual videos illustrating specific tactical scenarios and classes of technology as well as the presentation "curtain-raiser", holographic soldier displays, and the overall look and feel of the presentation. CTI principals conceived, created and led this demonstration project while at the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies. The FCS-CDP was a live event taking place over four days from March 25th through the 28th, 2003 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and Fort Knox, Kentucky. It resulted in a favorable decision for the program which progressed immediately to its $14.7 billion System Development and Design phase.