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  • ACC consolidates cyber support across enterprise

    The Air Force Network Integration Center is re-designated as the Headquarters Cyberspace Capabilities Center (CCC).
  • AFNIC Change of Command

    Colonel Marc L. Packler assumed command of the Air Force Network Integration Center (AFNIC) from Colonel Douglas S. Dudley, June 13 in a ceremony officiated by Colonel Chad D. Raduege, Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, Headquarters Air Combat Command.
  • Air Force Command and Control at the Start of the New Millennium

    The new millennium began with advances brought about by the technological boom of the 1990s, and the Air Force now faced the challenge of how to maximize operations using these new technologies.
  • Email in the cloud: CHES phase 1 completion

    On November 8, 2018, the Air Force Network Integration Center (AFNIC) concluded the first phase of the Air Force’s transition to Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services, completing the migration of 555,000 CONUS based Air Force hosted e-mail accounts to a Microsoft Office 365 collaboration solution. This critical IT transformation initiative is the Air Force’s largest cloud initiative, integrating previous disparate solutions to greatly enhance collaboration capabilities.
  • Computing Technology and Advancements of the 1990s

    Each decade brings its own innovations, but through the wealth of advancements in computing and networking technologies, the 1990s were truly a revolutionary time in the history of the Air Force. Associated organizational changes also foundationally re-shaped the way the Air Force managed communications and further transformed the military’s approach to traditional warfare.
  • Modernization: USAF Analog to digital efforts in the late 1970s and 1980s

    As the Air Force Network Integration Center (AFNIC) continues to celebrate its 75th anniversary year, this article highlights contributions made during the late 1970s and throughout most of the 1980s.
  • Flight Inspection: The mission and my time with the Air Force Communications Service

    As the Air Force Network Integration Center (AFNIC) celebrates 75 years of history, it is easy to trace many of the organization’s current missions back to those early days.
  • AUTODIN: The Air Force’s first high speed data communications network

    In the mid ‘50s, the Department of the Air Force had a manual data communications system for punched card traffic and a separate system for teletype communications. These manual data systems had inherent limitations in speed and capacity as well as being susceptible to human error.
  • AFNIC celebrates diverse mobile communications history

    The Air Force Network Integration Center is celebrating 75 years in military communications. Looking back through its rich history, the 1950s showed exponential growth in the mobile communication sector.
  • Air Force begins migrating email to cloud-based system in 2017

    The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center and Air Force Network Integration Center partnered with industry under the Collaboration Pathfinder project to test the Air Force’s ability to outsource collaborative tools such as email, Lync, and SharePoint to cloud-based services.
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