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U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army)

Definition/Scope: (NETCOM) U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army), headquartered at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the Army’s single information technology service provider for all network communications. The Command operates, maintains and defends the Global Network Enterprise to enable information superiority and freedom of access to the network in all phases of Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) operations. (AR 10-87) U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) (NETCOM/9th SC(A)) is the single Army authority to operate, control, and defend the Army’s information structure (infostructure) at the enterprise level. NETCOM/9th SC(A) executes communications capabilities to enable Joint and combined battle command, while operating, engineering, transforming, and defending the Army’s LandWarNet (LWN) Enterprise. Some of its basics functions are: designated as a DRU by the SA and reports directly to the Army Chief Information Officer, G-6 (CIO/G-6); responsible for the planning and execution of DRU responsibilities by exercising ADCON of organic, assigned, or attached Army forces; operate within a global enterprise framework crossing theater boundaries and exercises authoritative enterprise NetOps technical direction over all organizations that operate, connect to, or maintain the LWN; has authority to implement and enforce enterprise policy and provides authoritative direction concerning the techniques, procedures, standards, configurations, designs, devices and systems to accomplish specific functional tasks and missions; through a tiered structure that includes theater NetOps and security centers and regional directors/theater signal commanders, utilizes centralized direction from the Army NetOps and security centers to execute the Army’s NetOps enterprise operations, control, and defense mission; and execute its mission through SC(T)s. The senior signal commander assigned to the theater will also serve as the ASCC chief information officer.



Broader Terms:

Army CIO G-6
Direct Reporting Units (Army)
Fort Huachuca

Narrower Terms:

5th Signal Command (Theater)
Automatic Secure Voice Communications Network
communications network
computer network
cyber network

Related Terms:

Army Commands
Army Service Component Command
Defense Information Systems Network
major Army commands
Network Centric Warfare

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