Security (S&B/CBRNE) Magazine

Summer 2017

Security & Border Protection and CST & CBRNE Source Book, published jointly, concentrate on WMD response, NGB training, counterterrorism, and border security

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Product Manager Force Sustainment Systems (PMFSS), Program Executive Office Combat Support and Combat Service Support (CS&CSS) has the goal of enhancing Army products while augmenting performance, morale, welfare and quality of life at Forward Operating Bases (FOB). These bases are used by the Army at temporary sites to allow military forces to perform expeditionary warfare, humanitarian efforts, and disaster relief. Typically these Force Provider (FP) deployable base camp modules are in remote locations; yet PMFSS as managers of the FP program, still need to provide military personnel with billeting, latrines, showers, and laundry and kitchen facilities. In these remote locations, power must be provided by generators that operate 24/7, all year round. All fuel for these generators, as well as water, must be trucked in from other locations using convoys. These convoys are vulnerable to attack, thus reducing the amount of fuel and water consumed can save lives in the field. Capabilities Integration at the Core PMFSS operates a Base Camp Integration Laboratory (BCIL) at Ft. Devens, MA, that is modeled after a forward operating base in Afghanistan. PMFSS management has worked to create a fully instrumented BCIL to facilitate evaluation and analysis of emerging energy saving technologies to fill the gaps between today's technologies and future needs. They collaborate with various Department of Defense (DoD) branches, universities and national laboratories across the science and technology (S&T) community to leverage capabilities and develop solutions. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and PMFSS collaboration has resulted in establishing an Energy Management System (EMS), development of hardware, software, sensors and advanced analysis/diagnostic capabilities for the BCIL. The Energy Management System (EMS) is based on an R&D 100 Award winning technology that was developed at PNNL called Decision Support for Operations and Maintenanceā„¢ (DSOM). However, to meet the needs of PMFSS, the EMS was updated to be user configurable, with additional features to monitor operations and maintenance (O&M) at the BCIL. Further, the architecture was modified to align with "LabVIEW", the existing BCIL data acquisition system, and the camp layout. The camp was divided into several regions to enable focusing on specific locations to perform quick analysis and comparisons across the camp. The assessment feature that was added MEASURING FORCE SECURITY THROUGH ENERGY U.S. Army Program Executive Office PEO Combat Support and Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS) is leveraging energy-saving solutions for integration into Forward-Operating Base (FOB) operations for maximizing readiness through reduced re-supply dependency. By Jake Tucker and Theresa Koehler, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and William Singleton, PM Force Sustainment Systems, PEO CS&CSS Typical FOB water bladder with remote I/O box and pressure sensor attached. (PNNL) FORCE SUSTAINMENT BASE CAMP INTEGRATION LAB 8 | S&B / CST & CBRNE | Summer 2017

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