DISA 4ENO delivers successful start to Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s migration to DODnet

By Apprill T. Walden
Fourth Estate Network Optimization Program
July 25, 2022 

During the week of July 18, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Fourth Estate Network Optimization program office launched and completed the first phase in migrating the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency from its legacy information technology network to the newly modernized IT network, DODNet.

As part of the Information Technology Reform Initiative to consolidate Fourth Estate Defense Agencies and Field Activities Unclassified and Classified networks under the management of a sole DISA Single Service Provider, Fourth Estate Network Optimization successfully transitioned nearly 50 Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency users at Offutt Air Force Base to DODNet – resulting in a big step toward numerous benefits for the agency, including stronger and more consistent cyber standards, once this global network is fully migrated.

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s global network is comprised of eight diverse locations across Asia, Europe, and North America including Virginia, Nebraska, Ohio, Hawaii, Germany, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. Fourth Estate Network Optimization is strategically implementing various IT activities to transition this network with minimal disruptions or burdens to personnel and operations.

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“This moment is months in the making, and has included significant strategic tactical planning, support agreements, interagency funding, civilian transfers, security accreditation approvals, and chiefly network design standardization efforts addressing network transport, common service delivery, and overall endpoint user experience,” said Chase Fahrner, Fourth Estate Network Optimization and Defense Enclave Services program analyst. “So, this was a critical first step, especially for a global network of this size.”

Migrations for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency will proceed through the end of September 2022.

“We wouldn’t be here if not for the dedicated commitment of DPAA senior leadership to this DOD reform initiative,” said Fahrner. “Our DPAA team members on the ground have and continue to be indispensable to the effort.”

For more information, visit Defense Enclave Services online.

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