STAND TO!

Edition: Mon, October 22, 2007
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

The Soldier's job is to heal. That means they're going to their appointments, taking their therapies, doing their treatments as prescribed, taking their medications as prescribed. It's their job. The cadre's job is to ensure they set the conditions for the Soldier to do their job and we hold them accountable." -Brig. Gen. Mike Tucker, director of the Army Medical Action Plan team, told reporters on Oct. 19.

TODAY'S FOCUS

Central Technical Support Facility

What is it? The Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF), Fort Hood, Texas, has been established as the U.S. Army's strategic and central testing facility responsible for Intra-Army Interoperability Certification (IAIC) testing of Army systems, applications, and hardware that provide net-enabled capabilities to warfighters. The CTSF will focus on providing validated test data to the Department of the Army and Joint Agencies to validate interoperability certifications. It is one of the Army's testing centers of excellence for ensuring system compliance with DOD net-centric concepts and directives.

What has the Army done? The Army is institutionalizing the methodology by which its Chief Information Officer/G 6 certifies systems. The CTSF, as a test center of excellence, will enable the Army to gain greater efficiency, effectiveness and security.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? The CTSF will conduct the testing for the Headquarters Department of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 certification of all systems and components requiring IAIC before insertion into the Operating Force.

Why is this important to the Army? The CTSF's efforts as a testing center of excellence will facilitate the achievement of interoperability of all Army information systems requiring IAIC across all Mission Areas and associated Domains. This will improve the Army's IAIC testing, configuration management and cross collaboration and coordination capabilities to ensure interoperability of net-centric capabilities required by warfighters.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2007 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2007 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates.
- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace
- Army Public Affairs Portal

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