A single, secure and simplified network is a fundamental enabler for the Army Operating Concept, “Win in a Complex World.” Network modernization remains an Army priority in order to deliver information dominance for an agile, expeditionary Force 2025.
After greatly enhancing tactical communications through Capability Set fieldings, the Army’s focus is to continue to support force readiness through robust fielding of incremental network upgrades, while also making targeted investments for short-, mid- and long-term technology enhancement. These improvements, grounded in Soldier feedback, are aimed at providing troops with the simplicity and capacity similar to commercial networks, while enabling the Army to securely dominate the battlefield across the full spectrum of military operations.
To achieve a more expeditionary, scalable and simplified network, PEO C3T is enhancing current program efforts to:
- Enable an efficient and robust network that provides both path diversity in contested environments and the ability to rapidly adapt to unique warfighting challenges.
- Harden the network for a cyberdefense that is able to operate in degraded environments, while also identifying and adapting to malicious threats.
- Provide Soldiers with access to advanced mission command capabilities for all warfighting functions. This will enable decisive operations in any environment with applications that are available upon immediate entry and can mature in theater.
- Focus on fielding a network that is intuitive and simple to initialize, plan, use, maintain and train.
PEO C3T is directly supporting implementation of each of these efforts through continual fielding of modernized capability to active components, Army Reserve and National Guard units. This advances the Command Post Computing Environment and Mounted CE, converging Network Operations tools, streamlining Unit Task Reorganization execution, adding network enclaves for improved collaboration with mission partners, streamlining command posts through wireless connections and consolidated server infrastructure, and enabling distributed mission command.