Already strong NetOps working relationship with the Southwest Asia Cyber Center under the 11th Theater Tactical Signal Battalion, it grew tighter with both SWACC and JNCC-A
under the 160th Signal Brigade.
The ability of the squadron S6 to coordinate higher echelon signal support and, on occasion, enable the RNCC-N and JNCC-A
direct coordination with a communications Soldier at the Troop level, allowed this project to progress and ultimately succeed in supporting the end user.
For the past few months, radio teams under the direction of CW2 David Mauriello, JNCC-A
Chief, HHC, 359th TTSB, have been distributing hundreds of these tactical radios to a variety of units throughout Afghanistan.
The JNCC-A is the NETOPS execution arm of the United States Forces - Afghanistan (USFOR-A) J6, and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of communications and computer networks throughout the Afghanistan Area of Responsibility (AOR).
Through the contract awarded by the Army after a full-and-open competition, Trace Systems and subcontractors CSC and ManTech International will provide highly-skilled IT experts to augment current JNCC-A military and other U.
Residing within the JNCC-A
, Trace Systems will support network defense throughout the Combined Joint Operational Area - Afghanistan (CJOA-A) on a 24 by 7 basis, including the deployment and monitoring of Host-Based Security Systems (HBSS), enterprise anti-virus management systems, intrusion prevention systems, and other applications that identify and counter unauthorized applications, rogue systems, and malicious content.