美空军推出“21世纪IT仓储”计划(英文)

2020-12-17  智邦网

编译 致远

据breakingdefense网12月16日报道,美空军将于明年1月推出新的“21世纪IT仓储”计划,旨在统一提供IT系统,使空军部队采购一台电脑就像在商场购物那么简便。

该计划按终端用户服务理念,通过构建云服务平台和网络架构,覆盖从空军人员如何选购计算机到使用什么电脑运行程序的所有方面。

空军副首席信息官劳伦·克劳森称:“就像是逛苹果店,如果想要一台笔记本电脑,就可以去店面、数字点或实体店购买需要的各种装备。”

将这种消费者体验移植到军队,可以节省时间和精力,统一各种应用程序和产品目录,避免重复采购。

该计划是空军IT现代化计划的组成部分,以加快空军部队战场数据处理速度,提高效率,

“尽可能提高成千上万个杀伤链的运行速度和自主水平”。

这意味着空军将开放使用5G,以及在基础设施完善的地方使用光纤网络。

为此,空军将推动力量重组整合、避免重复浪费。


Air Force Plans A ’21st Century IT Store’

ALBUQUERQUE: The Air Force is launching a new program to offer all of its IT tools in one place. Dubbed the “21st Century IT Store,” the idea is to make getting a computer in the Air Force as easy as it is at a mall. Lauren Knausenberger, Deputy CIO for the Air Force, said the announcement would come with an industry day in January or February next year.

The 21st Century IT Store is a reimagining of end-user services, governing everything from how airmen get their computers to what kinds of programs they can use.

“If you’re onboarding in a new base, your laptop won’t be there when you get there. You’ll have a really long wait.,” said Knausenberger. Her remarks came at the AFCEA NOVA Air and Space Forces IT Day on December 15. “It should be more like an Apple Store experience. If I want a laptop, I can go to a storefront, digital or physical, all set up with the gear that I need.”

Porting that consumer experience over to the military could save time and effort, as it reduces dead time between when people arrive and when they can go to work.

If it works as outlined, the 21st Century IT Store will avoid redundancy in acquisitions by consolidating the various programs and applications into one coherent, well-defined catalog of services.

The overhaul comes on the heels of other IT modernization efforts, all built around adapting the Air Force to a fighting force that can handle data quickly and effectively, especially in battle.

“We are making thousands of kill-chains faster and automating that as much as possible,” said  Knausenberger. “We want humans making the important decisions but all of the data working to our advantage behind the scenes.”

Getting the right tools into the hands of airmen in one part of this. Another is ensuring that the network capacity on bases is designed with needs in mind, rather than betting specifically on any given technology. A 21st Century approach to IT means a reliance on cloud services, and the networks that ensure access to the cloud.

That means an Air Force open to using 5G, especially in areas with low connectivity otherwise, but it also means using fiber networks where that infrastructure is readily available, and leaning on other services for extra capacity as needed.

In the process of consolidation, the Air Force will trim redundant services and tools, rather than porting everything over at once.

“We don’t want to move 400 logistics apps to the cloud,” said Knausenberger. “What we need to do is decide what is the future of our logistics enterprise.”


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