Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, the U.S. Army‘s chief information officer, has said he believes a common protected data infrastructure is an “operational imperative” for all four U.S. military branches, the Army News Service reported Thursday.
Lisa Ferdinando writes Ferrell told an audience at an Association of the United States Army-hosted panel discussion Thursday that the military service aims to secure mission networks and communications by implementing the Joint Information Environment.
“JIE is absolutely the fundamental of the Army’s way ahead and partnership remains a key for us to getting there,” Ferrell added.
The infrastructure will comprise of joint regional security stacks designed to manage enterprise systems, detect malicious intrusions and perform virtual routing and forwarding.
Ferrell also said that JIE will work to help deployed forces communicate and access information anytime and anywhere during missions.