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7th Signal Command provides Army Enterprise Network capabilities in CONUS

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- Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper, commander, 7th Signal Command (Theater)

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TODAY'S FOCUS

7th Signal Command provides Army Enterprise Network capabilities in CONUS

What is it?

7th Signal Command (Theater) is the Army's newest theater level signal organization. Now, just seven months after being activated, the command is taking another major step toward becoming the preeminent provider of LandWarNet in the Continental United States (CONUS.)

On October 1, 2009, thirty-seven CONUS installation Network Enterprise Centers (NECs) previously assigned to Installation Management Command (IMCOM) and more than 2,000 NEC employees will be reassigned to the 7th Signal Command and its two subordinate brigades. The 106th Signal Brigade commands NECs in the western United States and the 93rd Signal Brigade commands NECs in the East. Formerly known as Directorates of Information Management (DOIMs), NECs in 7th Signal Command are transforming to fully integrate local installation networks into the Global Network Enterprise Construct.

What happens next?

Assigning IMCOM NECs to 7th Signal Command is just the first step. 7th Signal Command is working with each Army Command, Army Service Component Command, and Direct Reporting Unit in CONUS to take charge of their NECs over the next two years. At end state, 7th Signal Command will be the Army's single organization responsible for providing strategic communications capabilities for all Army installations in the U.S.Army North and U.S. Army South areas of responsibility.

Why is this important to the Army?

The fundamental issue for the Army is improving network capabilities to support warfighting, business, and intelligence functions through all operational phases. With the creation of 7th Signal Command, the Army has a single commander responsible for delivering these capabilities in CONUS. Unity of effort under 7th Signal Command will synchronize CONUS network operations under one set of standards and procedures, leading to improvements in network capabilities, security and management of information technology investments. The October 1, 2009, NEC transition will be transparent to network users. The NEC director at each installation will continue to interface directly with customers to understand and meet their information technology requirements.

Resources:

7th Signal Command Overview Tri-fold Brochure

CIO/G6 GNEC Brochure

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