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Partnering effort targets enhanced warfighter support

Posted 5/3/2011   Updated 5/3/2011 Email story   Print story

    


by Senior Master Sgt. Dean J. Miller
Air Force Space Command Public Affairs


5/3/2011 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  -- Air Force Space Command and Defense Information Systems Agency senior leaders and key staff partnered here April 21 to discuss critical communications efforts shared by both organizations with an eye towards increased collaboration. Senior leaders from both organizations believe cooperative efforts enhance future capability planning, implementation, and operations leading to greater efficiencies and mission assurance for DoD customers.

DISA is a Combat Support Agency of 16,000 people - military, civilian, and contractors. They connect global information users from production to end user at high speed and high volume. DISA provides networks, computing infrastructure, and services to support information sharing and decision making in the areas of real time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance enabling information exchange between the producer and the shooter.

AFSPC provides military focused space and cyberspace capabilities with a global perspective to the joint warfighting team. The command's Twenty-fourth Air Force at Lackland AFB, Texas, establishes, operates, maintains and defends Air Force networks to assure missions while presenting a full spectrum of cyber capabilities to combatant commanders. The command's Air Force Network Integration Center at Scott AFB, Ill., is the Air Force focal point for shaping, provisioning, sustaining and integrating the Enterprise Network and enabling assured core cyber capabilities to achieve warfighting advantage. AFNIC integrates the Enterprise Network environment at the speed of need to achieve information dominance and peerless cyberspace warfighting capabilities.

"Today's event showed both DISA and HQ AFSPC bring complementary perspectives to the cyber domain, and highlighted many ventures in which we can collaborate to support the joint fight," said Mr. Robert Rego, AFSPC Chief of Space and Cyberspace Operational Integration.

The April 21 event included presentations from each organization and related discussions. Topics included an overview of AFSPC and DISA strategic guidance and overview of cyber responsibilities emphasizing both organizations' support to the joint warfighter. More technical areas included briefings and discussion on Internet Protocol Convergence, Real Time services, Information Technology efficiencies for enhanced operational effectiveness, the Military Satellite Communications architecture and protection of the Global Information Grid.



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