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  • AFNIC prepares Air Force for IPv6 transition

    The Air Force is preparing to undergo a major transition of its non-secure internet protocol router network, or NIPRNet, and if it goes as planned, you'll never notice.The Air Force Network Integration Center is leading the Air Force's transition from the current Internet Protocol addressing format IPv4 to IPv6, and laying the groundwork to ensure
  • Visit commemorates communications pioneer

    Air Force Network Integration Center officials welcomed family and friends of Lt. Gen. Harold W. Grant here March 28 to learn more about the late general's legacy and see firsthand the building named in his honor.General Grant is recognized as a communications pioneer who avidly worked to ensure Air Force operators had the best communications
  • AFNIC engineers assist in Global Hawk beddown

    When Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., officials needed to establish a more robust communications infrastructure in support of its new tenant unit's Global Hawk mission, they knew just who to call."Pat Katzer is the best network engineer in the business ... we needed the best," said Col. Tammy Knierim, 319th Air Base Wing mission support group
  • AFNIC stands up Information Assurance education tools

    Air Force Network Integration Center officials recently introduced new Information Assurance education tools to help the Air Force's cyber warriors stay up to speed in the constantly evolving cyberspace environment. The initiatives - which include a robust community of practice, webinars and computer-based training - are focused efforts to make
  • Commentary - A way out: My journey from the brink of suicide

    I recently celebrated two important anniversaries. On Jan. 30, 2010, I decided when and how I was going to end my life. The night before, I went to bed and slept for two hours - as I had for the previous nine or so months. Once I was sure my wife was asleep, I got out my laptop and researched how long it would take to bleed out from a femoral
  • AFNIC Legends Panel links past, present communications Airmen

    Air Force Network Integration Center Airmen had a unique opportunity to meet with and ask questions of some of the organization's past commanders and members of the Communications and Information Hall of Fame during the AFNIC Legends panel session here Jan 26.The panel was part of a two-day heritage event the center hosted in which eight
  • Colonel Piontkowsky assumes command of AFNIC

    Col. Curtis O. Piontkowsky assumed command of the Air Force Network Integration Center from Col. John M. Odey in a ceremony officiated by Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, here Jan. 26.The center, a direct reporting unit to AFSPC, enables assured cyberspace capabilities for the Air Force through shaping, provisioning,
  • AFSPC Commander: AFNIC is "home plate" for technical expertise

    Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, and his wife Linda visited the Air Force Network Integration Center Jan. 25 to meet with Airmen and learn more about the center's role in his command's cyberspace mission.As part of the visit, the general held a commander's call during which he laid out his top priorities and discussed
  • Networthiness sets standards for DoD, AF Networks

    The Air Force will soon have a relatively new term to add to its network operations lexicon--"Networthiness." The Air Force Network Integration Center recently led efforts to develop the Department of Defense's Networthiness concept, an operational assessment that goes well beyond information security to provide a holistic review of anything and
  • Communications and Information service consolidation eases MAJCOM workloads

    The transition of common Communication and Information workload from major commands to the Air Force Network Integration Center is complete, enabling MAJCOM A6 staffs to further focus on core warfighting missions and information needs.The transfer centralized 10 services originally performed by each MAJCOM and the Air National Guard including
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