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CHIPS Articles: ONE-NET: Transforming Overseas Navy Networks

ONE-NET: Transforming Overseas Navy Networks
By CHIPS Magazine - January-March 2005
ONE-NET is a Navy-wide initiative to install a common and secure IT infrastructure to OCONUS Navy locations. It is based on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) architecture and is designed to be interoperable with IT-21, the NMCI and the Global Information Grid (GIG) in the future.

ONE-NET incorporates a new network infrastructure, including servers and transmission lines with existing and new workstations to provide integrated information technology to the fleet. With ONE-NET, users will have standardized hardware and software, a centralized helpdesk, access to an OCONUS e-mail directory, increased information security, a standard e-mail address, and increased SIPRNET availability and remote access.

ONE-NET provides users with a standard application portfolio, referred to as the Workstation Baseline Software Configuration (Gold Disk). The WBSC contains: Windows XP Professional OS, Office XP, Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Visio Viewer, Active Card Gold, Symantec Corporate Client Edition, WinZip 9.0, Roxio Easy CD Creator, Macromedia Shockwave, Flash Player 7, Quicktime Basic and DoD Install Root PKI Certificate.

The standard mailbox size for ONE-NET is 100 MB for NIPRNET and SIPRNET. The standard home drive is 850 MB. New Pentium 4/3.20 GHz desktop computers feature 512 MB memory, 3.5-inch floppy drive, a CDRW/DVD combo and two-piece stereo speaker system. Notebook users can rely on the Latitude D600, Pentium M 1.5 GHz with 512 MB of memory.

The transition to ONE-NET is being directed by the Naval Network Warfare Command. The Navy Enterprise Network or ONENET will affect more than three distinct theaters: Europe, the Middle East and Far East. Consolidating overseas networks will increase warfighting effectiveness by ensuring the technology infrastructure is current and under a single management source, according to Cmdr. Teresa Bandur-Duvall, deputy chief information officer for NETWARCOM. With ONE-NET, Sailors will be able to log on to a system that is reliable, and they will have a global address list to connect to people in other locations.

So far, only the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain has been cut over to ONE-NET. More than 3,000 workstations have migrated this past year under the Information Technology Support Center (ITSC) in Bahrain. This includes both the classified and unclassified side; ONE-NET now supports 73 tenant commands in the area.

Go to the ONE-NET Web site for more information at To access the site, you must have PKI certification.

Based on an article in Navy NewsStand by Chief Journalist Joseph Gunder, NETWARCOM Public Affairs.

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