Tag Archives: network modernization

Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey Wants to Hear Army Network User Feedback

Jeth Rey

Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey, director of the U.S. Army Futures Command Network Cross-Functional Team, said he expects to hear soldiers' feedback on agile technology, cryptography and data management to transform their operating environment. Ray added that he will ask other CFT leaders and the Department of the Army chief information officer for their insight on network modernization priorities.

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STRATCOM Commander Adm. Charles Richard: US Nuclear C3 Network is Resilient, Cybersecure

Adm. Charles Richard

Adm. Charles Richard, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), has assured members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) that the U.S. nuclear command, control and communications network is secured and resilient but added that cybersecurity must be part of its priority investments to ensure its defense against cyberattacks in the long-term.

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OMB Requires Agencies to Submit EIS Transition Progress Report by July; GSA’s Allen Hill Quoted

Allen Hill

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has directed federal agencies to submit by July 1st a report on how they are advancing their transition to the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract for telecommunications and network modernization services. The General Services Administration (GSA) gave agencies a March 31st deadline to shift 50 percent of all services from the Networx contract to EIS. 

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State Department’s Gerald Caron: TIC 3.0 Guidelines Support Flexible Cybersecurity Requirements, Zero-Trust Implementation

Kubernetes Hardening

Gerald Caron, an official at the State Department, said the Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 (TIC 3.0) guidance enables agencies to drive zero-trust implementation while benefiting from flexible security requirements. Caron, who serves as director of enterprise network management at the State Department’s Bureau of Information Resources, said at a prior webinar that TIC 3.0 allows agencies to move away from TIC 2.0’s “prescriptive” security guidelines.

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Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher Offers Update on Army’s Modernized Network Capabilities

Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher

The U.S. Army is deploying new networking tools for Capability Set 21 as part of the service’s network modernization plan. Many of those systems are being fielded today to our maneuver formations, and also to our expeditionary signal attires,” Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher, director of the network cross-functional team at Army Futures Command (AFC). 

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USAF’s Operation Flamethrower to Abandon Outdated Legacy Networks

U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force’s Operation Flamethrower will work to get rid of outdated IT policies that challenge network modernization. The initiative has worked to modernize IT policy, and will shift its force to discard policies burdens the Air Force’s move to an enterprise IT-as-a-service model. “Operation Flamethrower is all about creating offsets,” said Brig. Gen. Chad Raduege.

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Gen. John Murray: Army’s Modernization Priorities to Remain in Place

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command (AFC) and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the service’s six modernization priorities, including network and long-range precision fires, will stay the same and that he will continue fighting for funds to support large-scale experiments amid projections that defense budget will likely remain flat in the coming years. 

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MTEC to Develop Prototypes to Link Medical Networks for DoD

Medical Networks

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), composed of medical enterprise technology developers, will work to create prototypes that link medical data, software and situational awareness to create a unified network across different parts of the military, such as research labs and tactical responders. The DoD currently anticipates spending $5.8 million on a prototype, with potential funds for follow-on work.

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DISA’s Llewellyn Means: DoD Plans Digital Modernization Program Support Contract in 2021

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Llewellyn “Don” Means, executive for the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Defense Enclave Services (DES), has said the Department of Defense (DoD) looks to issue a contract for network modernization support in December 2021. DISA intended to issue a request for proposals to identify potential sources that can provide program support and technology insertion services to DES.

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