End User Profile
An agency within the Department of Defense requiring on demand, secure command and control network communications to keep its key leaders connected via voice, video, email and data from anywhere in the world.
Communications kits generally consist of a lightweight, compact carbon fiber chassis with a handset for secure voice calls, built-in cellular and WiFi transport options, a USB port for laptop or other device and an integrated power supply with battery backup. Some kits are designed and approved to send sensitive, unclassified information, whereas others may transport classified data or both classified and unclassified data.
There are two primary issues that generally plague communications kits: 1) security breaches and 2) long set-up time. In order to send and receive highly sensitive, classified communications, the Agency was seeking a Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC)-certified solution for mobile applications. CSfC is quickly becoming the new government standard replacing antiquated and costly Type 1. Due to the size of the comms kit, it was important that the security solution have a small form factor. Lastly, the nature of the Agency’s work required the ability to communicate in a highly mobile situation. It was essential to have a minimal set-up time and to be able to send and receive communications in real-time.