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The battle toward a unified defense information architecture is being waged on several fronts as different organizations and disciplines strive to break down silos and give the Defense Department its Joint Information Environment. Leading defense communicators agree that the force cannot prevail in future operations without a single information environment, but they must ensure that it does not ignore the specific needs of some individual elements within the defense community.
Different challenges and potential solutions were the focus of day 2 at AFCEA’s three-day JIE Mission Partner Symposium being held in Baltimore May 12-14. The day began with a panel featuring military officers offering views from different command perspectives, and it ended with a panel of private sector technology officials discussing the challenges and solutions in their companies’ activities.
The explosion of information technologies is seeding Defense Department efforts to build the Joint Information Environment, but ultimately it will be emerging capabilities that enable the defense-wide endeavor to reach its full potential. Industry and government leaders discussed these technology issues on the first day of AFCEA’s three-day Joint Information Environment Mission Partner Symposium being held in Baltimore May 12-14.
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The Joint Information Environment (JIE) will enable a single security architecture that may be the key to defending the U.S. military against attacks from cyberspace, said the Joint Staff’s top communicator on the final day of AFCEA’s three-day JIE Mission Partner Symposium.
The U.S. military needs to take active measures to ensure that it acquires good cyber professionals, said the Joint Staff's communicator.
U.S. military forces will not be able to pursue operational goals successfully unless the Joint Information Environment (JIE) is implemented, according to a member of the Joint Staff.
The future soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and coast guardsman may be communicating with a mobile device attached to his or her wrist, if the vision of the nation’s top uniformed communicator comes to pass.
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The U.S. Marine Corps is looking toward its major information technology support projects to serve its tactical command, control, communications and computers needs.
The national capital region may receive its own joint information environment, or JIE. It would generate many advantages for its users, but some others might suffer from the new environment.
The cyber attacks that threaten the United States are just as intense and worrisome for NATO, which comes under persistent strikes by nation-states, terrorist groups and criminal organizations all assailing with denial-of-service malware, organized criminal incursions, cyber espionage and website defacements.
A relatively small team within the U.S. Defense Department works long hours to accomplish something big—establishing a single network for all defense missions.
The Defense Department, facing an increase in defensive cyber operations, now has the command and control it needs to wage those actions on its information network. The Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network consolidates efforts that previously were dispersed among the services and organizations.
Guest blogger Ed Bender from SolarWinds outlines the steps the U.S. Defense Department should take to secure and streamline information networks successfully toward the realization of the JIE. The department must strive for greater interoperability of NetOps and other IT management tools within the services.
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