Vandenberg set to 'migrate'
By 1st Lt. Eduardo Ramirez, 30th Space Communications Squadron
/ Published May 31, 2012
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Air Force Network migration is expected to begin at Vandenberg June 18 and take approximately four to six weeks.
Vandenberg was originally scheduled to migrate in January, but due to various issues at Scott AFB, Air Force Network Integration Center and Peterson AFB Regional Data Center, the original date was delayed.
"This project is still the Air Force Space Command commander's number one cyber priority, so we're working diligently to migrate Vandenberg to standardize with the Air Force," said Karl McDonald, 30th Space Communications Squadron telecommunication project manager. "Vandenberg's non-secure internet protocol will transition into the Air Force Network which will standardize the Air Force network into one single network. The project will migrate users' e-mail accounts, folders and active directory profiles into servers located and controlled by the Network Operations Center at Peterson AFB."
The migration will also alleviate the hiccup in service that can happen when trying to gain network email access after a permanent change of assignment.
"AFNet has the added benefits of providing 'e-mail-for-career' formerly known as e-mail-for-life," McDonald said. "The new E4C will remain with users for the duration of their career, employment or affiliation with the Air Force regardless of the base or organization assigned. AFNet also provides the ability for network users to logon to the NIPRNet at any AFNET migrated base throughout the Air Force with your Common Access Card."
Users will be migrated in phases and will be notified by e-mail notices notifications and desktop alerts prior to migration.
"The 30th Space Communication Squadron has been diligently preparing for the migration by completing checklist, training the base's computer support assistants and ensuring proper configurations," said Ronald Cromwell, 30th SCS network manager. "This prior planning will streamline the migration process."