DEFENSE RED SWITCH NETWORK (DRSN)

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Background:

The mission of the DRSN is to provide the National Command Authority (NCA), the National Military Command Center (NMCC), Combatant Commander Command Centers, Warfighters, and other critical DoD and federal activities with reliable, secure, interoperable Command and Control and crisis management capabilities. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) DRSN Program Manager's Office coordinated with the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) to establish the DISA DRSN Testbed at the JITC in order to conduct test and evaluation of software, firmware, and hardware for the DRSN community. Other testing is conducted on a space available basis with JITC's expenses reimbursed by the customer.

Objectives:

  • Assess contractual compliance

  • Assure network wide interoperability

  • Identify and reduce the number and severity of problems in the DRSN

  • Provide support for DRSN Operations and Maintenance (O&M) training

  • Expert technical support for DRSN community

JITC's Effort:

  • Beta and interoperability testing of all new hardware, software and firmware

  • Technical support to operational sites

  • Joint Training Facility

  • On-site assistance as requested by the DRSN PM

  • Support O&M training courses

  • Provide technical assistance as requested

Milestones:

  • Enhanced Command Consoles operational with Digital Small Switch and Secure Digital Switch platforms

  • Universal Digital Loop Transceivers Multiplexers (UMUX) now available

  • Testbed modernized with two new deployable Digital Small Switches

  • Twenty-four O&M classes to date have been completed
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