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Technology Heart of Information Superiority

Technology Heart of Information Superiority

Ramstein Air Base, Germany -- (AFPN) December 19, 2001 -- Information superiority continues to be a decisive factor in the Air Force's ability to defend the United States and protect its interests through aerospace power, officials said. Ensuring the right person has the right information at the right time is vital to today's warfighter.

"Nowhere in the Air Force is this need more apparent than in U.S. Air Forces in Europe," said Col. John W. Maluda, USAFE director of communications and information. "With 91 countries in its area of responsibility, you need only look as far as Macedonia, Skopje, or Africa to see how critical information is for contingency forces.

"At the heart of information superiority is information technology, the 'guts,' the 'machinery' that makes information flow," Maluda said. "It has forever changed the way the Air Force performs, educates, and operates from a global perspective."

Information technology enables the Air Force to better leverage information to support contingency and humanitarian efforts, retrieving near "real time" information from globally distributed networks and placing it at the fingertips of the warfighter within seconds, he said.

The resulting impact on air campaign planning and execution demands the Air Force manage its IT infrastructure as a weapon system and effectively arm communications and information warriors to operate, maintain, and safeguard that weapon system.

The new "One Air Force...One Network" vision lays the foundation for making tremendous advances in network systems, enhancing the delivery of information to everyone who needs it.

"In USAFE, we are working hard to turn One Air Force...One Network into reality," said Gen. Gregory Martin, USAFE commander. "From our 'first look' portal initiative to our efforts at centralizing server and network functions, we're exploiting the value of quantum leaps in storage capacity and network technologies.

"This visionary approach will provide major progress in inter-office, inter-organization and inter-personal connectivity, which will allow us to leverage the value of our people in new and exciting ways," he said.

"USAFE endeavors to sustain steady-state in-garrison and deployed missions, while fortifying its readiness posture to respond to real-world European Command and NATO contingency scenarios," Maluda said. "It is my responsibility to ensure USAFE's communications and information professionals are at the forefront of all efforts to manage information like a weapons system.

"We're implementing rigorous training and standardization-evaluation programs in network control centers to ensure communications and information professionals achieve and maintain crew position certification levels commensurate with operating and maintaining IT weapon systems," he said.

"USAFE communications and information professionals are using IT to help the Air Force refine and reengineer core processes, and no one comes close," Maluda said.

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Directeur de la publication : Joël-François Dumont
Comité de rédaction : Jacques de Lestapis, Hugues Dumont, François de Vries (Bruxelles), Hans-Ulrich Helfer (Suisse), Michael Hellerforth (Allemagne).
Comité militaire : VAE Guy Labouérie (†), GAA François Mermet (2S), CF Patrice Théry (Asie).