Who we are
Integrated Enterprise Network (IEN) — formerly known as Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (DCATS) — keeps the Army connected and powerful through its global network modernization efforts. By acquiring, implementing and sustaining strategic satellite and terrestrial communication systems and by leading technologies to meet current and future requirements, IEN’s modernization efforts enable information dominance from the tactical edge to the home station for the Army, Department of Defense, National Command Authority and international partners. The office is currently taking on more robust essential modernization tasks that are critical to refining the transition between tactical and enterprise into a unified network capable of supporting and growing with the Army’s multi-domain operations by 2028.
IEN Project Manager Col. Justin “Jay” Shell leads the office’s globally-dispersed team of more than 300 military, civilian, matrixed and contractor personnel managing eight major programs for more than 45 customer organizations with an annual budget authority of more than $689 million.
In supporting the mission of the Army’s PEO EIS, IEN is responsible for a suite of more than 100 projects, ranging from worldwide strategic satellite communications and wideband control systems to long-haul terrestrial microwave and fiber optic communications systems to technical control facilities, combat service support communications systems and critical power infrastructure. Led by the combined efforts of IEN’s four product offices, these projects and all upcoming projects will play an essential role in the Army’s achieving its goal of multi-domain operations by the end of the decade.