In The News

//In The News
In The News2017-06-07T13:14:18-08:00

Stay up to date with local, national and global coverage of PacStar in the news.

Podcast: Army bringing classified internet to the field

August 6, 2019|0 Comments

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.

Army Selects PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post

June 6, 2019|0 Comments

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.

USMC selects PacStar SWCP for MCH programme

May 23, 2019|0 Comments

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.

Marines want their phones and tablets to handle classified data

May 23, 2019|0 Comments

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.

Wi-Fi Under Fire

April 5, 2019|0 Comments

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.

PacStar Introduces SWCP CUI Tactical

March 25, 2019|0 Comments

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.

PacStar solutions for US Army SFAB comms

October 15, 2018|0 Comments

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.

Overcoming Rail Networking Environmental Challenges

February 16, 2018|0 Comments

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.

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

February 15, 2018|0 Comments

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.

March of Military Network Technology Continues

February 5, 2018|0 Comments

"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 [...]

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

February 1, 2018|0 Comments

“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 [...]

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

January 18, 2018|0 Comments

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.

Overcoming IIoT, Edge Networking Challenges

January 5, 2018|0 Comments

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.

Better Wireless Connectivity May Be Coming to a Base Near You

November 29, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Secure Wi-Fi Enters the Battlefield

October 20, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Oregon Defense Contractors Win Big

October 11, 2017|0 Comments

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

PacStar Wins Marine Corps Networking Contract

September 17, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Electronic Warfare Evolves to Meet New Threats

August 16, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Army Eyes Industry for Wi-Fi Solutions

August 15, 2017|0 Comments

"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. [...]

New Tech Improves, Hardens WIN-T Network

July 18, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar Develops Secure Deployed WiFi System

June 29, 2017|0 Comments

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.

DoD Makes It Easier to Access Classified Info Remotely

June 16, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar Expands From Military Into New Fronts

May 23, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar: 300-Series Communication Modules

April 27, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar Introduces 300-Series Small Communications Modules

April 27, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Proud sponsor of PDX Cyber Camp 2017

March 13, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar appoints ZeroAlpha as UK supplier

February 20, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Improving Reliability At The Network’s Edge

February 1, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Rugged Systems Keep Communications Lines Open

January 15, 2017|0 Comments

To learn more about how PacStar’s rugged systems are helping keep communications lines open in remote environments, read this contributed article, authored by PacStar’s Senior Commercial Business Development Manager, Steve Bowen.

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

November 18, 2016|0 Comments

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.

PacStar Named 2016 Manufacturing Company of the Year

October 28, 2016|0 Comments

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!

Army Deploys PacStar Software Across WIN-T Program

October 27, 2016|0 Comments

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.

Front Line Networks Realised

October 6, 2016|0 Comments

PacStar has been selected to provide ruggedised routers, switches and servers for the US Army’s forward area networking programme.