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DISA Completes Joint Ops Center Upgrade; Capt. Rick Larson Quoted

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Joint All-Domain Command & Control Initiative

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has completed a $1.2 million project to modernize the watch floor of its Joint Operations Center (JOC).

DISA said Tuesday the 18-month effort included architectural refurbishment and equipment upgrade at the facility where personnel help operates and secures the Department of Defense Information Network.

The agency uses the watch floor to also manage situational awareness across joint operations and inform senior leaders about enterprise activities.

“Before the upgrade watchstanders were using monitors that were more than 10 years old, several of which no longer worked," said Capt. Rick Larson, director of the DISA Joint Operations Center.

Larson noted that the command-and-control space now features 11 large display monitors for the battle captain and other personnel to monitor the agency's operational areas.

DISA plans to conduct a regular evaluation of the display layout in an effort to sustain the availability of critical information at agency-operated watch centers.

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