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1 COL John A. Cox Signal Corps, U.S. Army G6 / CIO, U.S. Army North
Briefing to ALAMO CHAPTER, AFCEA 15 January 2013


3 Personal Career 28.5 Years of Commissioned Signal Corps Service
Tactical & Strategic Assignments Command from Platoon to Brigade Military Schooling from OCS to Army War College I’m an Aggie – Call me “Johnny Signal” I see things from a non-technical (Mission) perspective

4 U.S. Army North USNORTHCOM’s Joint Force Land Component Command
U.S Army North (Fifth Army) partners to conduct to: Homeland Defense Civil Support Security Cooperation Our Purpose – to Protect the American People and our Way of Life Coordinate Department of Defense (DoD) assistance to other Federal Agencies Provide deployable command and control headquarters anywhere within the U.S. Northern Command’s Area of Responsibility Provide Civil Support and Homeland CBRN Training Joint Task Force Civil Support (DCRF) North Operational Control Ten Defense Coordinating Officers Contingency Command Post (Task Force 51) (C2CRE-A) Civil Support Training Activity

5 USARNORTH Force Array COL Hermans COL O’Connor COL Manning
COL McCormick COL O’Connor COL Manning COL Schenk COL Hermans COL Miklos COL Butts COL Newkirk COL Holmes COL Williams Defense Coordinating Officer 26 19 18 11 20 14 13 16 Army Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers JTF Civil Support JTF-North Civil Support Training Group - East NORTHCOM Liaison Team HQDA Liaison 263rd AAMDC (SCNG) 63rd TAB (KYNG) 167th TSC (ALNG) Highlight that we are not just stationed here at Ft Sam Houston, that the DCOs again are colocated with each of the FEMA Regional HQs Our CSRD is split between FT Sam and Atlanta, GA were our Training Group East is located (based on where they were when assigned to ARNORTH) We have LNO teams at NC and a lone LNO with HQDA The circles w/ a number in each depicts the number of Army EPLOS opcon to that Regions DCO. Other services (AF, Marines, Navy) also have EPLOs but there is no formal relationship with the DCO. Highlight the COL Freehill is also responsible for PR/VI and COL Jenkins is responsible for Alaska 5

6 Defense Coordinating Officer & Element (DCO/E)
The DOD Conduit within each FEMA Region for DSCA Co-located with FEMA Regional HQs Fully integrated with States and Region Integrate potential Federal capability into State & Regional Plans Coordinate Department of Defense (DoD) assistance to other Federal Agencies DCO Deputy Colonel Lieutenant Operations/ Plans 2 Military 2 Civilian Material Mgmt 1 Military Signal 2Military Team of 9 Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV)

7 Task Force 51 Contingency Command Post (CCP)
On order, deploy to provide command and control for all Federal land forces assigned or attached to USNORTHCOM in HD/CS operations All Hazard: Natural / Man-made disasters CBRN Sentinel The OCPs again are not standing organizations but when required to deploy - the personnel would be pulled from the HQs staff – approximately 70-personnel. Each OCP is commanded by a Reserve Component General Officer – OCP1 is commanded by MG BO Basilica, ARNG and OCP2 is commanded by MG Jeff Jacobs, USAR. Since they are reserve GOs they are not full-time and the HQs manages their 179-days of utilization to ensure they train and exercise with their OCP. As the pictures depict they have two types of vehicles that support their deployments. The smaller SUV looking vehicle in the bottom left is our Emergency Response Vehicle or ERV. The OCP has three each and affords the cdr flexibility to position as required to gain and maintain situational awareness; the Sentinel (top right) is the comms vehicle that enables the OCP to create an actual command post capability within a hardened facility. The Sentinel is C5 and C17 capable.

8 Joint Task Force – Civil Support
JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and integrates USNORTHCOM chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) consequence management operations. When directed, JTF-CS commands and controls designated DOD forces to assist federal, state, local, and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery. JTF-CS The USNORTHCOM standing joint task force headquarters for CBRNE Consequence Management response Chemical Biological Radiological anticipate, plan, and integrate USNORTHCOM chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) consequence management operations. When directed, JTF-CS commands and controls designated DOD forces to assist federal, state, local, and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing temporary critical support to enable community recovery. Transition: During steady-state operations we focus on the training aspect of preparing for our mission. Nuclear High Yield Explosive UNCLASSIFIED 8

9 Theater Security Cooperation
Secure Land Approaches to the Homeland Military to Military relationships to enhance the overall security of North America Assist our neighbors to build capability and capacity to defeat common threats on their side of our borders This highlights a bit more our efforts with TSC – our main focus has been with developing improved relationships with the Mexican Army. Our TSC focus is to Secure the Land approaches to the US – primarily by enabling (as best we can) the Canadian and Mexican Militaries to deny, deter and defeat our enemies on their soil before they approach the US. We continue to work our relationship with Mexico through our annual Border Commanders Conference and we unification of our TSC efforts with Mexico with JTF-N being assigned OPCON to ARNORTH. In Canada we see our point of entry with the six regional JTFs and to date have had two conferences with them to start to develop a viable working relationship. We have also assumed admin control for the MPEP to Canada and Mexico.

10 ARNORTH G6 Mission & Vision
USNORTHCOM Mission… ARNORTH G6 Mission “Conduct operations to deter, prevent, and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the United States, its territories and interests within the assigned area of responsibility (AOR); and as directed by the president or secretary of defense, provide defense support of civil authorities including consequence management operations.” . Plans, manages, coordinates, integrates and implements communications, information systems, and technology infusion in support of United States Army North. “To ensure the right information and technology are available in the right place, to the right people, at the right time – in an efficient and cost effective manner.” ARNORTH Mission… ARNORTH G6 Vision “US Army North (USARNORTH) conducts Homeland Defense (HLD), Civil Support (CS) operations and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) activities, as the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) to US Northern Command in order to protect the American people and their way of life. On order, USARNORTH commands and controls deployed forces as a Joint Task Force (JTF) or Joint Force Land Component Command (JFLCC).”

11 Network Services/NETOPS
G6 Organization G6 COL Cox Operations and Plans Division IT Division Programs Division G6 SGM SGM Cruz Deputy G6 Mr. Thompson IT Support Services Network Services/NETOPS IT Projects COMSEC/VTC IA Investment Management CCP Forms & Records Spectrum Network Ops Center JNCC Satellite Administration Ms Henderson MTOE & TDA OFF / WO / ENL / DAC / CONT 4 / 2 / 5 / 43 / 19 Current/Future Ops Total Authorized = 81 On-Hand = 72 6 Vacant Positions 3 Positions with return rights

12 What We Do Now Enterprise Management & Integration
Support LANDWARNET Enterprise Management & Integration Network Operations (Protect & Defend) Information Technology Management Joint IT Warfighting Capability Resource Mgmt Contract Mgmt Program Mgmt Portfolio Mgt/Acquisition oversight Requirements Validation Strategic Planning C4 Architectures VI/VTC Mgmt Info Assurance Mgmt Inventory Control Property Accountability Purchase Card Program Travel Card Program NOC Operations COMSEC Management Policy Oversight Records Mgmt Pubs & Printing G6 Administration G6 Evals & Awards G6 Leave Control G6 Mgmt Controls G6 DTS Mgmt G6 Physical Security G6 Training G6 Scheduling G6Task Tracking G6 Reports G6 Office Supplies G6 Lead CCP C4 Operations C4 Plans Spectrum Management Architectures Annex H/K Generation OPORDS/FRAGOs CG Commo Team Support TAC CP / CAE support G6 input SOPs Fleet Operation & Management Conferences and Events Augmentation Network Operations Enterprise Mgmt Help Desk Mgmt (Expanded) Accounts Blackberry Mgmt HQ C4/IT Support GAL Updates C4 Policy Mgmt Process Improvement Defense Message Svc Joint Systems Mgmt GCCS/ABCS Joint Training Theater C4 Networks C4 Tng/Exercises Collaborative Planning Web Services (SIPRNET & NIPRNET) Knowledge Mgmt Integrated Priority List External user integration IAVA,STIG,POAM EPLO Support

13 G6 “Bore Site” Move to Enterprise IT Div Programs Div Operations Div
Computer patching Applications Support Telecommunications Frequency Mgmt Move to Enterprise Training /Certification Information Assurance COMSEC Satellite Access / Gateway Access Maint / ASIs CG Commo Team COMMEXes Supply Exercise Support DCO Support Publications/Printing DOIM Operations Cyber Team Server Consolidation Building Moves Web Services Wireless Services Network Opns Center Public Address Lifecycle Replacement NEC Interface Printer & Scanner Support IT Div Programs Div Operations Div Design Tactical Network Technical Support Help Desk Contract Support VTC / Telephones Info Assurance Tactical Comms Spt Rapid Communications CERTEXs, CSTA Spt

14 The ARNORTH G6 - We Are: CMD Group Commo 11.2% of the ARNORTH Budget
The Theater JNCC After-hours Commo Spt Managers of 52 Contracts The Helpdesk ARNORTH’s “Shadow DOIM” The Tactical Signal Support for TF51 and DCOs

15 Commercial Communications

16 THOUGHTS Seamless Integrated Networks (Tactical & Strategic)
Rapid / Dynamic Systems & Applications Access Information Assurance Intelligent Security True multi-level security “Enterprise” that provides all services Common Standards Common Policy across DoD A True Common Operational Picture (Highly Configurable) Greater Integration of Social Media Better Sensor Integration Revolution of the Media (bias filters) and Awareness

17 Thoughts Continued Greater Reliance on Industry
Greater Joint Solutions with ability to integrate coalition Information Cyber Integration in Systems & Units Systems won’t solve “Communicating;” it can only facilitate Our Greatest Asset is Our Workforce

18 Questions

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