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Podcast: Army bringing classified internet to the field

The Army uses mobile wireless command posts to keep its soldiers connected to the internet and to classified networks in the field. The Army is now trying to make those command posts easier to bring along for expeditionary forces. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione talked with Paul Mehney, a spokesman for the Army program executive office for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO-C3T) about how the service is bringing the internet to the battlefront. Hear their discussion on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

By |2019-10-07T08:44:40-08:00August 6, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Army Selects PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post

The Army’s Project Manager Tactical Network Program is fielding the PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post solution that provides secure classified and unclassified Wi-Fi through a commercial solutions for classified (CSfC) component,, reports AFCEA Signal magazine.

By |2019-06-06T09:42:40-08:00June 6, 2019|Categories: In The News|

USMC selects PacStar SWCP for MCH programme

The US Marine Corps Systems Command has selected components from PacStar's Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP) for network infrastructure, encryption and cybersecurity for the Marine Common Handheld (MCH) programme. Read the latest news coverage from Shephard Media.

By |2019-05-28T11:23:23-08:00May 23, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Marines want their phones and tablets to handle classified data

The Marine Corps has selected several companies - including, PacStar - to bid on task orders that will allow warfighters to transmit secure on-the-move command-and-control and situational awareness data, including sending classified information through commercial smartphones and tablets. Read more via Marine Corps Times.

By |2019-05-28T11:26:00-08:00May 23, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Wi-Fi Under Fire

PacStar confirms to MONch that its new Secure Wireless Command Post for Controlled Unclassified Information (SWCP CUI) package is now in service with the US military.

By |2019-05-02T08:41:49-08:00April 5, 2019|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Introduces SWCP CUI Tactical

PacStar has introduced a Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP) Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) package that will allow soldiers to securely transmit sensitive data, the company announced on 19 March.

By |2019-05-02T08:54:57-08:00March 25, 2019|Categories: In The News|

4 Future Trends in Tactical Network Modernization

PacStar's chief technical officer, Charlie Kawasaki, predicts four future trends in tactical network modernization including command post mobility, secure wireless, cybersecurity, and edge computing.

By |2019-01-03T16:34:25-08:00January 3, 2019|Categories: In The News|

PacStar solutions for US Army SFAB comms

Shephard Media, the aerospace, defense and security industry's first choice for business information, anlaysis and news, reports on the US Army's selection of PacStar to provide its tactical network baseband solution for six US Army Security Forces Assistance Brigades (SFAB) under a $20 million contract.

By |2018-10-19T10:47:20-08:00October 15, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

Overcoming Rail Networking Environmental Challenges

As rail systems seek to improve service and efficient, a reliable communication network infrastructure opens the door to new applications. These new applications are explored by PacStar Senior Business Development Manager, Steve Bowen.

By |2018-04-04T12:14:48-08:00February 16, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

A PacStar/PKI Perspective — Best Public Key Infrastructure Practices for Tactical Networks

To meet the security needs of tactical networks and to enable the proliferation of new devices and capabilities using secure tactical networking, the DoD is increasingly looking to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as a primary means to manage identity/authentication and encryption. Experts from PacStar and PKI Solutions outline the best public key infrastructure practices for tactical networks.

By |2018-04-04T12:10:39-08:00February 15, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

March of Military Network Technology Continues

"As the military, including the U.S. Army, works to update network command systems, size, weight, power and capability improvements are central, especially when paired with cybersecurity protections. The network improvements provide key flexibility and operations for tactical missions and command posts..." Source: https://www.afcea.org/content/march-military-network-technology-continues

By |2018-02-05T15:46:09-08:00February 5, 2018|Categories: In The News|

Fidelis, PacStar Unveil Cyber Platform for Tactical Network Deployments

"Fidelis Cybersecurity and Pacific Star Communications have introduced a rugged cybersecurity platform designed to help mobile troops protect in-theater and executive communications and forward operating bases from cyber threats. The PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System is a compact platform that works to automate threat detection and incident response and is built to meet tactical cyber personnel’s weight, power, size [...]

By |2018-02-02T09:26:52-08:00February 1, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

Using Artificial Intelligence to Protect the U.S. Power Grid

“The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) standard on physical security—known as Critical Infrastructure Protection-014 (CIP-014)—includes six basic requirements, but perhaps the most challenging for power companies is to develop and implement a documented physical security plan. Tower-mounted robotics powered by artificial intelligence could make that easier.” Steve Bowen is senior commercial business development manager [...]

By |2018-02-01T16:02:38-08:00February 1, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

The Army makes it easier for first responders to connect to tactical networks

The U.S. Army will move forward with full-rate production on communication modules from PacStar for its $700 million Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) program. The new equipment, coupled with T2C2 satellite terminals, helps troops on the battlefield to access the Army’s tactical communications network.

By |2018-01-19T08:47:15-08:00January 18, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

Overcoming IIoT, Edge Networking Challenges

As power plants and substations become more connected, the need for rugged networking equipment built to withstand tough conditions is amplified. Learn more in this contributed article by PacStar Sr. Commercial Business Development Manager, Steve Bowen.

By |2018-01-05T09:57:38-08:00January 5, 2018|Categories: In The News|

Better Wireless Connectivity May Be Coming to a Base Near You

The Navy wants to make the wireless internet on its employees phones work faster. Military bases are treated differently when it comes to providing LTE broadband internet to those working in the area and right now the access to providers is less than ideal.

By |2017-12-07T16:03:35-08:00November 29, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Secure Wi-Fi Enters the Battlefield

Signal magazine, a reporter of trends in the defense, intelligence, and global security communities, details the use of secure Wi-Fi by the U.S. military and how PacStar solutions aid the modernization of the military's network and command post capabilities.

By |2017-11-17T10:33:10-08:00October 20, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Oregon Defense Contractors Win Big

Award-winning magazine, Oregon Business, details notable military contracts awarded to Oregon companies, such as PacStar, over the last several years.

By |2017-10-24T13:41:57-08:00October 11, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Wins Marine Corps Networking Contract

C4ISRNET, the premier content destination for defense and government communities to stay connected to technology and network innovations to ensure information dominance, announces PacStar's U.S. Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move program win.

By |2017-09-21T13:53:57-08:00September 17, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Electronic Warfare Evolves to Meet New Threats

When we think of technology advancing, we've tended to think military applications is, by itself, insufficient in today's evolving EW environment. More layers are required that neither interfere with nor slow communications, across the wireless networks now linking all services and allied forces in the battlespace. An example of this is PacStar's small form factor Secure Wireless Command post.

By |2017-09-11T14:04:14-08:00August 16, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Army Eyes Industry for Wi-Fi Solutions

"The Army wants better, more robust solutions for delivering wireless networks in the command post. Recent actions by the vendor community suggest the private sector is looking to play a part in that evolution. PacStar, for instance, recently unveiled its Secure Wireless Command Post (Wi-Fi) product, which the company said is tailor-made to suit [...]

By |2017-09-22T13:48:41-08:00August 15, 2017|Categories: In The News|

New Tech Improves, Hardens WIN-T Network

The Army is integrating an emerging software product for its Warfighter Information Network – Tactical Satcom communications system that increases protections and adds a key interface between otherwise less-connected nodes on the network: PacStar IQ-Core Software.

By |2017-09-11T14:50:31-08:00July 18, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Develops Secure Deployed WiFi System

PacStar has developed a Secure Wireless Command Post that enables military personnel to use smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers to conduct activities that had previously required wired solutions.

By |2017-09-22T13:52:34-08:00June 29, 2017|Categories: In The News|

DoD Makes It Easier to Access Classified Info Remotely

The DoD is making it easier for warfighters to access classified information remotely by using quick setup wireless command posts to access classified information over Wi-Fi and LTE connections. Read more about this rollout and how PacStar products are at the forefront of these communication management changes.

By |2017-08-17T09:10:45-08:00June 16, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Expands From Military Into New Fronts

After nearly 20 years of providing a telecommunications lifeline to the U.S. military, PacStar is taking its technology to new fronts. “We have reached a level of credibility and repurchase in various smaller military programs that the move to commercial (customers) is part of expanding the total market,” said CEO Peggy Miller.

By |2017-06-13T12:32:35-08:00May 23, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar: 300-Series Communication Modules

Building on the successful PacStar 400-series that has been widely deployed throughout the US military, PacStar 300-Series has been extensively environmentally tested for reliable use in sheltered environments subject to extreme temperatures, vibration, and more. The modules incorporate industry leading commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) networking and server technologies, including Cisco routers.

By |2017-04-27T13:06:29-08:00April 27, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Introduces 300-Series Small Communications Modules

Building on the successful PacStar 400-series that has been widely deployed throughout the US military, PacStar 300-Series has been extensively environmentally tested for reliable use in sheltered environments subject to extreme temperatures, vibration, and more. The modules incorporate industry leading commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) networking and server technologies, including Cisco routers.

By |2017-04-27T11:23:48-08:00April 27, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Proud sponsor of PDX Cyber Camp 2017

PDX Cyber Camp 2017 is a week-long summer camp designed to give students hands-on, introductory experience to cybersecurity principles and policies. The camp, organized and managed by a team of high school students, educators and industry professionals, will be held in three locations during the week of Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21.

By |2017-04-04T12:06:56-08:00March 13, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar appoints ZeroAlpha as UK supplier

ZeroAlpha Solutions has been appointed as exclusive supplier for Pacific Star Communications' military grade communications equipment for the UK market, the company announced on 15 February.

By |2017-04-04T12:08:40-08:00February 20, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Army Integrates New WIN-T Software Interface

To learn more about how PacStar’s IQ-Core Software is enhancing interoperability between various elements of the US Army’s WIN-T network, read this full article from Defense Systems.

By |2017-04-04T12:08:58-08:00February 2, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Improving Reliability At The Network’s Edge

PacStar, and partner Oceaneering International, Inc., are helping enable remote monitoring of critical infrastructure and processes at the network’s edge. To learn more about the industries benefiting from these rugged technologies, read this full article by PacStar’s, Steve Bowen, and Oceaneering’s, Mark Stevens.

By |2017-04-04T12:10:56-08:00February 1, 2017|Categories: In The News|

TacComms Improve with PacStar

To learn more about the results of the PacStar IQ-Core Software usability study, check out this feature on MilSat Magazine.

By |2017-04-04T12:11:23-08:00January 27, 2017|Categories: In The News|

NSA ‘CSfC’ – Addressing Key US Army In-Theater Comms Challenges

The following article highlights how PacStar CSfC Solutions are benefitting warfighters by enabling access to classified information using inexpensive, commercial technologies. This contributed article was written by PacStar’s Chief Technical Officer and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Charlie Kawasaki.

By |2017-04-04T12:14:45-08:00November 18, 2016|Categories: In The News|Tags: , , |

PacStar Named 2016 Manufacturing Company of the Year

We are very proud to announce that PacStar was named the 2016 Manufacturing Company of the Year in our size category by the Portland Business Journal – the city’s premier business publication providing comprehensive coverage of the local economic landscape!

By |2017-12-20T12:28:13-08:00October 28, 2016|Categories: In The News|

Army Deploys PacStar Software Across WIN-T Program

After announcing the delivery of 6,000 PacStar’s IQ-Core SoftwareⓇ licenses for the Army’s WIN-T Increment 1 program, C4ISRNET published the article “Army deploys PacStar Software Across WIN-T Program“, which highlights how PacStar software is improving the efficiency of network management in military command posts.

By |2017-12-20T12:20:27-08:00October 27, 2016|Categories: In The News|Tags: , , |

IQ Core® Software: A Core Solution For Wireless Network Transmission Of Classified Info

Unifying and securing the management of wireless command posts for the US Army has led to the selection of PacStar® to integrate their IQ-Core® Software with CSfC Plug-in into the systems. As a result, the US Army enhances their ability to securely transmit classified information over wireless networks.

By |2017-12-20T11:38:07-08:00September 29, 2016|Categories: In The News|Tags: , , |