Army readies for GIG-BE

The Army will spend $2.1 billion on the Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program to let its installations tie into DISA's Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion program, Army CIO Lt. Gen. Steven Boutelle said this month at the Government Computer News 2004 Enterprise Architecture Conference in Washington.

The Defense Information Systems Agency is footing the bill to drop a Synchronous Optical Network with throughput of 10 Gbps on the doorstep of the military services, but it's up to each military branch to make sure their networks plug in.

Boutelle said I3MP, part of the Digital Switched Systems Modernization Program, already has upgraded some Army bases.


Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • VIDEO: Explore the 2019 M&A Trends

    Editor Nick Wakeman interviews Kevin DeSanto of the investment bank KippsDeSanto about the highlights of their annual M&A survey and trends driving acquisitions in the federal space. Read More


    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.