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Kevin Nally: Navy, Marines Eye Joint Cyber Network Implementation in 2017

networkThe U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps aim to merge their web connectivity services into a Joint Regional Security Stack in three years, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

Jared Serbu writes the maritime agencies have reached an agreement on JRSS adoption and all four military branches have started to discuss technical and policy issues associated with the joint network.

Officials believe a shared cyber infrastructure could limit the number of access points to the U.S. Defense Department system and allow the U.S. Cyber Command to centralize network monitoring, according to Serbu’s article.

The station reports the Marines and Navy plan to skip JRSS 1.5 and deploy a 2.0 version.

“We will go to version 2.0 in 2017 if it meets our capabilities and capacities, and the biggest piece is the security aspect of this,” Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally, USMC chief information officer, told Serbu at Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association forum held Friday.

Nally added USMC currently runs nine stacks on unclassified military networks and another nine on classified networks, according to the station.

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