Track Three: Strengthening Cyberspace Operations Through Improved NETOPS

COL Jeffery Schilling, NETCOM/9th SC (A), A-GNOSC

LTC Cynthia Daly, NETCOM/9th SC (A), A-GNOSC



As ARFORCYBER begins to coalesce as an Army component command, it will rely on strong and tested NETOPS processes and tools to realize its core mission-"conduct network operations and defense."  The AGNOSC is working to mature its capabilities through new initiatives, new management controls and enterprise tools in order to fully support ARFORCYBER at full operational capability and beyond.

  Tuesday, 3 August 2010
1015 - 1130

The AGNOSC—Now and in the Future

Speaker: COL Jeff Schilling, AGNOSC Director

The AGNOSC has undergone significant growth and mission maturity since LWN Conference 2009.  This briefing not only captures the scope of this growth, but identifies current mission sets, operational challenges, and the way ahead for the command, specifically with regard to its integration into ARFORCYBER.  As “cyberspace operations” becomes an increasing part of the Army lexicon, the NETOPS mission remains as relevant as ever, and the AGNOSC is rising to meet the challenges imposed by increased operational demands and a broader circle of stakeholders. 
1400 - 1515

AGNOSC Enterprise Management:  Implementing GNEC 6+1 and Successes to Date in IP Management

Speaker: Mr Fernando Perez, Chief, AGNOSC Enterprise Management and Mr. Rod Trevino, 9th SC (A) G5

While the Global Network Enterprise Construct (GNEC) touches nearly every element of NETCOM/9th SC (A) and, by extension, the Army, the AGNOSC is working to operationalize the GNEC tools throughout all segments of the LandWarNet.  This briefing provides both a brief background and update of GNEC systems and capabilities and prescribes a way ahead for enterprise-wide standards and the procedures underway for leveraging GNEC’s inherent capabilities.  The briefing will also include an update on Looking Glass and its management of the Army’s IP space; describing how the system provides a real-time view of the both the Army's allocated and utilized IP space.

  Wednesday, 4 August 2010
0945 - 1100

Army Registry of Networks and Layer 3 Devices

Speaker: CPT Todd Arnold

The brief discusses the A-GNOSC's development of a database that provides a detailed view of the Army's IP Space.  The database combines current routing table information with IP Space registrations to provide a real-time view of the both the Army's allocated and utilized IP Space.  The web interface combines the function of the DoD Network Information Center with a commercial Looking Glass capability, allowing users to view from where a network is currently advertised and the unit/organization responsible for that IP/network.

 

1500 - 1615

Compliance Measurement:  What Does Leadership Care About?

Speaker: Mr Wes Andrues, Chief, AGNOSC Plans and Readiness

The AGNOSC has long played a key role in measuring compliance with higher headquarters directives and presenting Army-wide implementation status to NETCOM/9th SC (A) leadership.  As NETCOM begins to merge with ARFORCYBER, should NETOPS compliance personnel broaden their aperture in terms of what they measure and report?  How will asset compliance mechanisms keep up as the potential for more measurement requirements under ARFORCYBER?  This briefing looks at the ongoing data collection challenges associated with NETOPS Readiness Reviews and suggests ways in which new automation initiatives may aid in minimizing manual aggregation of NETOPS compliance data. 
1630 - 1745

Computer Network Defense Service Provider (CNDSP)

Speaker: MAJ Terry McGraw, AGNOSC Plans and Readiness

Although NETCOM/9th SC (A) is the recognized Computer Network Defense Service Provider (CNDSP) for the Army, there is a large and complex management structure needed to ensure NETCOM can execute this key role.  The AGNOSC released an ALARACT and began a focused campaign to map CNDSP services down to the lowest echelon.  This briefing describes the effort to date, the lessons learned from this event, and the pending inspection criteria to be used by the DISA Audit Team in Oct 10.

  Thursday, 5 August 2010
1000 - 1130

The ARFORCYBER Watch Floor and NETOPS

Speaker: LTC Jean Henderson, ARFORCYBER G39

ARFORCYBER is now the operational Army component responsible to the US CYBERCOM for cyberspace operations.  LandWarNet management is essential for successful cyberspace operations, therefore NETCOM will continue its role operating and maintaining the LandWarNet, while the ARFORCYBER operations center will focus on ensuring the Army has constant freedom to maneuver anywhere in the cyberspace domain and deny the same to the enemy.   This briefing will demonstratie the task organization and additional capabilities scheduled for the “new” ops floor and the incidental changes in staff structure needed to support it. 

A cumulative review of key issues and highlights from the Track’s presentations will follow this discussion.