Air Combat Command Completes Network Migration

Air Combat Command completed migration of its computer systems to the Air Force Network, announced the command on Monday. ACC began its migration at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, in May 2013 and completed the transition in February at Holloman AFB, N.M., states the command’s April 21 release. ACC said it migrated more than 100,000 email accounts, 70,000 personal computers, 3,000 Blackberry devices, and 500 Apple mobile devices. During the process, the command also “eliminated 20,000 obsolete email accounts and 9,000 personal computer objects,” said Todd Haller, ACC’ s AFNET migration lead. “We have also decommissioned 863 servers, a 43-percent reduction in ACC’s server footprint, and eliminated 2,667 Blackberry devices, saving over $89,000 annually in licensing and maintenance fees,” he said. The Air Force Network will consolidate the service’s numerous networks, e-mail, and directory services into a single, standardized, and centrally managed structure designed to enhance security and ease maintenance demands. The Air Force expects to have all network cleanup actions complete by the end of Fiscal 2014. (Langley report by SSgt. Candice C. Page)