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Army Adopts Holistic Approach for Global Unified Network

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Army Adopts Holistic Approach for Global Unified Network

The U.S. Army continues to modernize its tactical and enterprise-based networks to launch a “true single global network.”

In an interview during the Army’s Technical Exchange Meeting in Philadelphia on Thursday, Mark Kitz, program executive officer for command, control, communications-tactical and a featured speaker at the Potomac Officers Club’s upcoming 2024 Army Summit, said that the initiative aims to deliver a holistic network that addresses the future demands of command and control.

The service branch’s network was traditionally difficult for other forces to plug in when moving or during deployment as it was siloed by theater. To accelerate the effort, the service is “transforming in contact” or conducting technology testing involving different units, enabling them to be more responsive on the battlefield, DefenseScoop reported

Lt. Gen. John Morrison, deputy chief of staff, G-6, and a past POC event speaker, said that while the Army network has evolved through the years, the military branch needs to do more work in the coming years.

The Army has been focused on enhancing its network in the past years. In a speech at the 2023 Technical Exchange Meeting, Gen. James Rainey, head of the U.S. Army Futures Command, said future battlefields will pit systems against each other and focusing investments and development on  C2 as a vital part of a mission ensures success.

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