DISA Pacific makes a splash at RIMPAC 2022
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Derek D. Olson
August 15, 2022
The Rim of the Pacific Exercise has convened every two years at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, since its inception in 1971 and remains the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise. It fosters stability and interoperability among numerous partner nation armed forces throughout the Pacific Rim and around the world.
RIMPAC 2022 involved 26 nations totaling 38 surface ships, four submarines, nine national land forces, more than 170 aircraft and approximately 25,000 personnel operating around the Hawaii Islands and Southern California from June 29 to Aug. 4.
The Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific Command delivered support through circuit provisioning, pier-side communication, gateway access, and spearheading real-time troubleshooting efforts across joint and partner nation forces.
DISA’s Pacific Enterprise Services – Hawaii program successfully supplied all pier-side communication services for visiting U.S. Navy and foreign mission partner naval ships supporting the exercise. The pier-side communications permitted phone and data services to docked ships in port. This effort amounted to more than 600 circuit actions involving 38 vessels in July and August.
DISA Pacific worked with the Australian Defense Force to establish an interconnected virtual private network, providing at-rest and at-sea command and control capabilities. The collaboration proved successful and allowed the Australian Defense Force to leverage emerging technologies.
Additionally, DISA Pacific processed nearly 50 Gateway Access Requests, synchronizing and deconflicting Department of Defense Information Network resources between exercise users, component commands, Wahiawa and Fort Buckner gateway sites, the Joint Communication Support Element, the Enterprise SATCOM Gateway Service network controllers, and the Regional Satellite Support Center – Pacific.
RIMPAC 2022 highlighted DISA Pacific’s ability to remain agile, expeditious and prepositioned to continue to serve as an integral enabler to the joint warfighter and advances the DOD’s efforts to deter and defeat aggressive activities by major adversaries across all warfighting domains and levels of conflict.
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