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ditionary mission command during all operational phases.
Mora is directly involved in program oversight of the technical
refresh of the audiovisual and data network infrastructure and
equipment at select operations centers. The first four sites for
2016 are the operations centers for the 4th Infantry Division at
Fort Carson, Colorado, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Bar-
racks, Hawaii, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, and
3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
PM I3MP is responsible for the overall project management,
system design, procurement, technical oversight, information
assurance assessment, system integration and testing, and sys-
tem transition of the HSMCC hardware technical refresh phase.
“We’re working hard to align the resources that we have today to
ensure that the force of tomorrow has the required systems to
fight our nation’s future wars,” said Mora.
He is quick to recognize the mentors who have helped him in
his career. “They have been able to show me the ropes of how to
engage with functionals, vendors, combat developers, materiel
developers, testing experts, logisticians and all the stakeholders.
... I hope that one day I’m able to influence the acquisition work-
force the same way that only they know how to do it: through
Chinn is APM of network modernization – CONUS, or
NETMOD-C . He assists the I3MP product manager with
upgrading all stateside Army IT infrastructure, with the goal of
improving the Army’s command and control through unified
voice, video and data capabilities.
NETMOD-C standardizes U.S . Army installation network
architectures and collapses more than 30 separate networks into
a single Army system, enhancing network security. As a result,
Chinn and his team work with Army installations to establish a
single end-to-end system, modernized from home station to the
Soldier’s tactical edge.
In the process, NETMOD-C is helping the Army move from
speeds of 1 gigabyte per second (Gbps) to speeds of 10 Gbps
and consolidate multiple smaller, local area networks into larger
regionalized networks. The net effect is standardized network
operation and management that enables Soldiers to deploy
anywhere and still maintain connectivity. The extra bonus in
these modernization efforts is the additional cost savings. By
combining multiple networks into one network and passing
more data through less cable, the Army reduces the cost of
installing and sustaining the network.
For example, Chinn’s team started this massive information
infrastructure hardware upgrade in 2014, affecting nearly 1
million end users at 79 major military installations worldwide.
NETMOD-C continues this work in 2017, conducting network
modernizations at 20 additional sites in CONUS. As a result of
NETMOD-C, Chinn said, “Network bandwidth should no lon-
ger be an issue when a Soldier needs a new capability.”
Sites will receive upgraded core and Defense Information Sys-
tems Agency routers, capable of supporting speeds up to 10 Gbps.
These modernization efforts will continue until 2019, when the
final group of sites receives the upgrades. Chinn and his team
will start the rotation process all over again in 2020, doing mod-
ernizations at the sites they completed in 2014.
Despite budgetary difficulties over the past several years, network
modernization has remained a high priority for the Army. And
even with the rising cost of technology and continuing budget
shortfalls, Chinn and his team remain dedicated to accom-
plishing the mission. “Achieving the goals set out each year is a
challenge that requires innovative products, solutions and ser-
vices, achievable only by a team working collaboratively across
the enterprise,” he said.
PM I3MP continues to rapidly deliver innovative and cost-
effective IT solutions to connect the global Army. Dominguez
and his staff are projected to complete modernization efforts
at eight sites. Mora and his team are planning to complete the
HSMCC technical refreshes at the first four sites and initiate
planning for several more operations centers within the United
States, while NETMOD-C will continue to enable global col-
laboration by ensuring that bandwith will no longer be an issue.
The net effect is the diligent pursuit of information dominance
for every Soldier.
MR. SCOTT SUNDSVOLD is a strategic communications
analyst for Engility Corp., providing contract support to PM I3MP.
He holds an M.S . in international relations from Troy University
and a B.A . in the critical study of cinema and television from the
University of Southern California. A U.S . Army veteran, he has
10 years of communications experience working with the
U.S . military.
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