Ohio Air National Guard Airman First Class Justin Mauri, left, Senior Airman Ryan Schuett, center, and Airman First Class Joseph Blust, 178th Communication Flight, manage fiber optic cables June 7, 2016, at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena Michigan. (Ohio Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. Seth Skidmore)

DOD issues $223M contract to support next-gen voice services on military bases

Lumen will provide the Defense Information Systems Agency with hybrid cloud-enabled Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and unified communications services.
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, work with the Autonomous Multi-Domain Launcher (AML), on a Palletized Load System (PLS) using a Remote Interface Unit (RIU) as a part of Project Convergence 22 at Fort Irwin, California, Oct. 31, 2022. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Collin S. MacKown)

The Army is embracing central delivery of services

The Army doesn't want to wait to develop requirements for every solution if a central service can satisfy a need for many.
A forward observer with the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division uses Integrated Tactical Network components during a live-fire exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, in January, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Justin Eimers, PEO C3T Public Affairs)

Army network design for 2025 to focus on division level for first time

The Army's Capability Set 25 will focus holistically on the division as opposed to brigades.
Master Sgt. Kyle Pearson (left), Headquarters Air Mobility Command expeditionary communications functional area manager, and Tech. Sgt. Kevin Koenig, 621st Contingency Response Support Squadron tactical radio communications section chief, provides communication from a Nomad GCS Tactical Control Vehicle at a simulated austere base during the Advanced Battle Management System exercise on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Sept. 1, 2020. The ABMS is an interconnected battle network – the digital architecture or foundation – which collects, processes and shares data relevant to warfighters in order to make better decisions faster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cory D. Payne)

Air Force to evaluate SD-WAN solutions to support global battle management network

The Air Force published a closed call for white papers under a commercial solutions opening for SD-WAN technology.
Dr. Raj Iyer, Army Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of the Army (right), speaks to cybersecurity professionals, foreign military leaders and industry partners from the European theater, during the 2021 cybersecurity summit in Wiesbaden, Germany, Aug. 10, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Thomas Mort)

Army CIO Raj Iyer leaving government

CIO Raj Iyer announced on LinkedIn that he will be departing the Army in "the next several weeks."