Army CIO says new focus on 'reachback' will require network upgrades

By Sebastian Sprenger / November 20, 2015 at 5:13 PM
Army Chief Information Officer Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell said the newly articulated idea of connecting deployed soldiers with headquarters elements left in the United States is prompting an upgrade of main information highways. Speaking at an industry conference in Washington last week, Ferrell referenced the latest Army Operating Concept, released a year ago, that projected an increased demand for smaller force packages and a more expeditionary service posture overall. Following that logic, he said, the Army must build assured communications...

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