JIE Mission Partner Symposium 2014







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Real-time coverage from the JIE Mission Partner Symposium, including blog posts, the Online Show Daily, related coverage, news and photos, all in one place. Editor in Chief Robert K. Ackerman will be on site providing highlights and breaking news from speakers and panelists as they discuss the current and future development of the JIE mission imperative. Bookmark this link and check back frequently for new content.

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Single Security Architecture Needed for Military Network

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.

Defense Department Needs to Nurture Cyber Professionals

The U.S. military needs to take active measures to ensure that it acquires good cyber professionals, said the Joint Staff's communicator.

JIE Essential for Successful Military Operations

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.

Two-Way Wrist Communicators on J-6 Wish List

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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DISA to Launch First Round of JRSS Network Upgrades

The U.S. Defense Department is primed to take a first step toward the realization of JIE as it gears up information migration to the joint regional security stacks, or JRSS, a key upgrade to streamline and secure network operations.

Industry Needs Mobility in Technology and Processes

Successful JIE implementation will require industry to be agile in providing key capabilities, particularly mobile communications. Gen. Bowman says reliable secure wireless and mobile command and control are the most important technologies needed from industry. “We’re talking about command and control devices on a tablet or some other handheld device—as well as helping us through the security wickets,” he expresses.

Military Services Join Forces on JIE—to an Extent

The individual services are pursuing different aspects of JIE development in what planners hope will be a synergy of capability and expertise. However, not all the services are sold on the JIE approach.

Cultural Change Poses Greatest Hurdle for JIE Implementation

JIE leaders offer that the biggest impediment to its success is the cultural change the JIE is bringing to the Defense Department. DeVries describes the department as a very large organization with processes built into it over a long period of time for defining requirements and then coming up with a recommendation of how to meet those requirements. Traditionally, the focus has been on buying a system to satisfy those requirements, and the services often had their own unique needs and methods of operation.

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The Defense Department drive toward its Joint Information Environment is picking up speed as it progresses toward its goal of assimilating military networks across the warfighting realm. Individual services are developing solutions, some of which are targeted for their own requirements, that are being applied to the overarching goal of linking the entire defense environment.

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