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Army Officials Outline Unified Network Technology Needs

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Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published August 20, 2021

In order to make the unified network vision a reality, the Army will need to adopt an array of technical capabilities, including 5G, zero trust cybersecurity, software-defined networks and data fabric.

Several Army officials participating on a unified network panel at the AFCEA TechNet Augusta conference in Augusta, Georgia, discussed some of the capabilities needed to converge the tactical and enterprise networks into one. Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett, USA, commander, Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), moderated the panel. It included Ross Guckert, program executive officer for enterprise information systems; Nicholaus Saacks, acting deputy program executive officer for command, control and communications-tactical; CW5 Danny Burns, USA, chief technology officer, deputy chief of staff, G-6; and Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey, USA, director, Network Cross-Functional Team.

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