Air Force piloting secure portal

Monday, 2 December 2002, 2:15 PM EST

The Air Force is in the initial phases of developing a secure portal that will provide air operations centers with access to the data they need to make critical warfighting decisions — information that is currently maintained in various disparate systems.

The system will provide the air operations centers with point-and-click access to an integrated set of secure information and will run on the Defense Department's Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET).

Lt. Gen. Leslie Kenne, deputy chief of staff for warfighting integration at Air Force headquarters, said the Air Force SIPRNET Portal is being tested as a way to eliminate the "disconnect between the force and the unit level" and will enable users to simply access the information they want and need to conduct air operations.

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