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  • Airmen assist Afghans in building Network Operations Center

    Air Force leaders at the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan are not just talking about helping the Ministry of Interior with their communications, they're doing something about it by building a Network Operations Center at their headquarters in Kabul. Col. Chris Cotts, deployed

  • Improved network environment screams with efficiency, savings

    What was a maze of 35 antiquated routers, switches and load balancers used to direct millions of e-mail traffic each day is now a streamlined set of seven all-in-one nodes that saves time, money and resources. "It's like trading in your Chevy truck for a BMW," said Capt. Drew Masur, a network and

  • Air Force members urged to use computer-based training resources

    In an effort to fill the gap between tight budgets and training requirements, officials here are reminding people that there's a place to go for free computer-based training. Hosted on the Air Force Portal, the IT e-Learning program primarily offers continuing education to help communications

  • Airmen mentor Afghan military during communications conference

    Air Force communicators worked with members of the Afghan National Army during a July conference to discuss strategic communications networks, tactical equipment fielding plans, signal policy issues and training requirements. It was during this conference, hosted by the Afghan Ministry of Defense,

  • Industry leaders headline Air Force IT conference

    Leaders in the field of information technology Mike Lazaridis, president and CEO of Research-in-Motion, Scott McNealy, Chairman of Sun Microsystems Inc., and Douglus Merrill, vice president of engineering and CIO of Google, will address attendees of the 2007 Air Force Information Technology

  • Great ideas from innovative Airmen fuel transformation in AFSOC

    As we commemorate the Air Force's 60th Anniversary, it's truly amazing to look back at our capability as an Air Force 60 years ago compared to today -- and especially to where we're heading. The best part of our Air Force heritage has been our success over the years in attracting bright men and

  • AF can learn from AFSOC mindset

    Today's Air Force is going through a dramatic change that's not only affecting the size of the comm and info career field, but also altering how we must do business. You've heard it before, and you'll continue to hear it: We must work to achieve greater effects and more efficiently with fewer

  • Readiness + innovation = mission success for tactical comm

    Historically, the Air Force has sometimes required tactical comm units to deploy with less than three hours notice, so everything must be ready -- administratively, physically and mentally. But readiness isn't everything. We must also be innovative, or we'll lose that readiness very fast. We are