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Joint Services Panel at IDGA Conference Focuses on Network Modernization

By Ellyn Kocher, PEO EIS Public Affairs


Photos by: Sam Soleimanifar

PEO EIS Mr. Douglas Wiltsie participated in a panel discussion at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) Army Network Modernization Conference June 24, 2015, at the Sheraton in Reston, Va. The event brought together members of industry and government in panels and breakout sessions discussing solutions for modernizing the Army network.

The morning keynote panel was led by Mr. Gary Wang, Army Deputy CIO/G-6, and also included Mr. Peter Kim, Deputy Director, U.S. Air Force Cyberspace Operations, and Mr. Darren Sawyer, Senior Advisor for Navy Intelligence Enterprise IT, who discussed Joint solutions to modernizing the network and infrastructure. Discussion also included updates on Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS), and Defense Cyber Operations (DCO), web vulnerabilities and big data analytics. Approximately 75 attendees were present for the morning panel, which included an extended question and answer period. Topics from the Q&A included: how to remove redundancies, the value in consolidating data, and JRSS/MPLS transparency.

COL Charles Stein, Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (DCATS), also briefed attendees of the conference in an afternoon session. COL Stein presented an overview of DCATS products and developing technologies with an emphasis on areas of future expansion such as configuration management for Earth Terminal Complexes (ETC) and Tech Control Facilities (TCF) and Asynchronous Transfer Mode/Synchronous Optical Networking (ATM/SONET) replacement.

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Posted July 01, 2015