The Army says its new plan to modernize networks differs from past efforts because it’s “threat-informed” by recent developments in modern warfare.
The JRSS effort will eventually consolidate about 125 separate points of Army cyber defense into 25 shared, regional centers to protect both classified and unclassified networks.
One of the Army’s key objectives is to bring reliable network access to smaller units at the company level and below. But DoD’s Office of Operational Test and Evaluation found the task has been complicated by the fact that too many of the systems the service is fielding are not exactly plug-and-play.
The Army is hoping a program to mold new civilian leaders will help one of its commands weather the budget storm.