Predicting the Cyber Future

Signal soldiers will continue to play a significant role. One of the biggest advances in the near future likely will be the convergence of major military networks into one unified Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN), predicts Ronald Pontius, deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army. And that network will be operated and maintained by Signal Corps soldiers. The convergence will include the department’s unclassified and classified networks known as NIPRNET and SIPRNET, along with the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System, Pontius told the audience at the AFCEA TechNet Augusta conference taking place in Augusta, Georgia. Pontius said the Army’s progress in the cyber domain has been “remarkable” since establishing the service’s cyber center of excellence at Fort Gordon about six years ago. He used…


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