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Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett on Army’s Plan to Deploy Remote Classified Access Capability

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Maria Barrett
Maria Barrett

Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett, commander of Network Enterprise Technology Command, said the U.S. Army will launch a capability to allow employees teleworking during the pandemic and other remote users to access classified and sensitive information in the next 30 days, C4ISRNET reported Monday.

Barrett told the publication the service plans to onboard the first 500 users in the next four weeks and increase that number to up to 2,000 users. She said NETCOM is coordinating with the Army CIO/G-6 and 7th Signal Command to collect “user requests for prioritization” and that “majority” of the devices that will be used to access data will be virtual desktops with no data stored on end-user devices.

“Based on location, the service will likely work better for [contiguous United States] users; it is our intention to test performance with [outside contiguous United States] users before issuing this as an offering [outside the contiguous United States],” Barrett said.