Getting There First

Air Force Space Command now has the Air Force’s only Major Command Communications Coordination Center—a single center coordinating all the command’s network operations and systems. The Air Force has directed each major command to consolidate its network operations, and the AFSPC center may become the model, say command officials. Space Command says it is spending about $750,000 on the creation of the MCCC, which will consolidate more than 170 different networks within the command. According to the Air Force’s chief information officer, Lt. Gen. Michael Peterson, a service-wide push to streamline network operations should enable the service to patch every computer in the Air Force within 72 hours.