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The DOD Teleport program provides secure satellite communications access to voice, data, video, network, and transport services for Joint deployed warfighters.

The DOD Teleport system, a secure extension of the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN), provides the warfighter with secure, reliable access to DISA network services (Non-secure Internet Protocol Network [NIPRNet], Secret Internet Protocol Router Network [SIPRNet], Private Local Area Network [LAN] and Private Internet Protocol (IP) services, etc.) through high bandwidth, net-centric, multiband satellite communications (SATCOM). The DOD Teleport system, located at selected large SATCOM gateways, serves as a media junction for space and terrestrial information distribution to the warfighter.

The DOD Teleport program, an Acquisition Category (ACAT) IAC program of record, resides in the DISA Infrastructure Directorate, and forms a part of DISA’s SATCOM portfolio.

The DOD Teleport program fields SATCOM terminals and baseband equipment accommodating C, X, Ku, Ka, ultra-high frequency (UHF), extremely high frequency (EHF), and advanced extremely high frequency (AEHF) frequency bands, and provides connectivity from those terminals to the DISN, including:

  • NIPRNet, SIPRNet, and DISN Private IP services
  • Voice over IP (VoIP), Voice over Secure IP (VoSIP), Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN), and Defense Switched Network (DSN) phones
  • Video Teleconferencing (VTC)

DOD Teleport also supports connecting SATCOM users to the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) and other DOD agency and military service networks.

The Teleport system is located at sites in California, Hawaii, Virginia, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Bahrain. A future site will be established in Australia in 2020.

The DOD Teleport program is fielding capability in ”generations,” which are broken into phases. The Teleport program office is currently deploying Generation 3, Phase 2 and 3.

  • Generation 3, Phase 2 (G3P2) is focused on fielding AN/GSC-52B(V)2 and (V)5 Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET), providing additional capabilities in the X and Ka frequency bands
  • Generation 3, Phase 3 (G3P3) is focused on
    • Providing a connection between legacy UHF and Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) users via the MUOS to Legacy UHF SATCOM Gateway Component (MLGC) subsystem
    • Providing phone services (DSN, conferencing) for MUOS and Legacy UHF users through the MUOS Voice Gateway (MVG) subsystem
  • In addition, the Teleport program office constantly executes technology refresh efforts to replace end of life Teleport components with new upgraded ones, often providing enhanced capabilities, reduced cost of ownership, or both.

In executing its mission, the DISA Teleport program office teams with many DOD partners to develop and field the Teleport system.

Requirements Team

  • The Navy acts as the DOD Teleport requirements sponsor and develops required requirements documents (operational requirements, concept of operations, etc.)
  • The Joint Staff validates and approves system performance requirements
  • The United States Strategic Command (USSSTRATCOM) serves as the official user representative for the Teleport system
  • The combatant commands (CCMDs) write operational plans that inform system capacity requirements

Acquisition Team

  • The Chief, DISA Operations Center acts as the Program Executive Officer (PEO), providing oversight for the program
  • The DISA Component Acquisition Executive (CAE) acts as the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA), approving the program baseline, any changes to that baseline, and completion of program phases
  • The DISA Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) performs Teleport test activities
  • The Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Operational Test and Evaluation performs oversight for all Teleport operational testing to ensure the system meets or exceeds the requirements

Operations Team

  • USSTRATCOM, as the SATCOM Operational Manager (SOM), publishes operational procedures and strategic instructions and directs the operational management of DOD-owned and leased SATCOM resources; USSSTRATCOM also serves as the official user representative
  • The Army, Navy, and Air Force operate and maintain the individual DOD Teleport systems
  • The CCMDs are the joint warfighting users of the Teleport system
  • DISA manages the NetCentric devices in the Teleport system and manages individual user connections via the Teleport terminals