The U.S. Air Force’s first cyberspace weapon system has achieved full operational capability status to function as the first line of defense for all network traffic into the service’s information network.
The Air Force Intranet Control weapon system is designed to control all external and inter-base traffic that passes through the Air Force’s network gateways, the Air Force Space Command said Tuesday.
“As the first line of defense for our network, the 26th [Network Operations Squadron] team is responsible for more than one billion firewall, Web and email blocks per week from suspicious and adversarial sources,” said Col. Pamela Woolley, 26th cyberspace operations group commander.
The weapon system comprises gateway suites, SIPRNET nodes, service delivery points and integrated management suites.
It combines all Air Force network entry points into 16 access points centrally managed by the 26th NOS team.