MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —
Authorities civilians assigned to the thirty eighth Our on-line world Engineering Squadron assigned to Tinker Air Power Base, Oklahoma, help Airmen assigned to the sixth Communication Squadron in updating the bottom’s community infrastructure Mar. 7, 2023.
“Our objective is to set MacDill’s community to a baseline configuration that’s Safety Technical Implementation Pointers compliant,” mentioned Richard Carter, thirty eighth CES info expertise challenge supervisor. “We go to totally different bases all over the world to standardize and optimize their networks.”
Their objective is to standardize AFNet so each base meets a sure community infrastructure requirement: Air Power Base Community Useful Specification. This permits for extra constant coaching and simpler upkeep. “Our objective is to offer a extra holistic strategy to information for [the 6th CS] so it’s simpler for them to strategy issues with the community,” Carter mentioned.
“The thirty eighth helped us out quite a bit,” mentioned U.S. Air Power Grasp Sgt. Robert Hockenhull III, sixth CS cyber methods part chief. “With all of the work they’ve carried out right here, we are able to put our foremost focus again on the present issues and tickets as a substitute of fixing base-wide errors.”
The crew works each just about and in-person to convey Air Power bases all over the world probably the most up to date infrastructure out there.
“Whereas a lot of the diagnostic and planning actions passed off whereas we have been nonetheless at Tinker, we spent quite a lot of time right here working to stabilize the community,” mentioned Carter.
“We’ve been laborious at work with [6th CS] discovering and fixing points within the system since we obtained right here,” mentioned William Kinney, thirty eighth CES cyber methods community analysis engineer. “ The sixth CS has been nice. They keep late and are available early, and are all the time prepared to assist enhance the bottom. We don’t see models this welcoming or motivated fairly often.”
Members of each models routinely keep after the responsibility day to put in new methods and wires and shield MacDill’s web from broadcast storms.
“A broadcast storm is sort of a visitors jam on a freeway,” mentioned Hockenhull. “[The 38th] helped us improve our methods and train our Airmen the ins-and-outs of the brand new stuff.”
For extra info, contact the sixth Communication Squadron at (813) 828-3336.