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1. Training Support - The design currently relies exclusively on SATCOM
based communications. That will not be practical for training purposes. We
need to ensure that the design is flexible to permit LOS support even if the
LOS vans must be provided by Division / Corps.
2. Exercise Scheduling - The current fielding plan may require outside
units to be scheduled to support I Corps exercises during this period.
Won't know for sure until we see greater resolution on the requirements.
3. Manning - Fort Lewis does not currently have the quantities of each
Signal/Automation MOS's required. Concern here is that the personnel be
available when training requires.
4. Modifications to I Corps HQs C4ISR structure and systems (and the
resulting impact on HHC 142nd Sig). This is a significant unknown which
needs to be resolved as soon as possible. I don't know what the issues will
be until I see the architecture.
5. Enroute Comms - Many of the functional areas briefed enroute comms but
the support for this does not currently appear in any organization's
6. Frequency availability. Understand the wireless LAN concept but reality
says that that will not always be a valid assumption. Need to ensure the
brigade can shift to a wired LAN when necessary.
7. Communications services. E-mail, web servers, Internet access, DMS are
all requirements. Plan must include resources to provide these services.
8. Network security / accreditation. The Brigade will likely need access
to four data networks - JWICS, SIPRNET, NIPRNET, and a LAN for combined
operations. Design must recognize this and provide appropriate resources.
Accreditation should be done upfront and cover basic laydown. Unit should
not have to reaccredite every time an exercise is conducted. Network access
rules should be clearly articulated EARLY on.