BAMC Team Excels in Network Inspection
Story by Elaine Sanchez, BAMC, Public Affairs
Published July 19, 2012
Photo by Elaine Sanchez
James Kamenick, center, performs daily maintenance in the San Antonio Military Medical Center Data Center with help from fellow network engineers Jeremiah Kearney, left, and Matthias J. Green. Also maintaining the system are David Arel, from back left, and server engineers John Arce and Kevin Stelter.
Brooke Army Medical Center recently completed the Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process – an inspection every military agency has to undergo once every three years.
The DIACAP included a comprehensive review of the BAMC network architecture, including all connected systems, devices and software.
At the conclusion, the inspection team identified four findings related to two noncritical areas. The inspection team noted that receiving only four findings is "truly impressive" and indicates BAMC is "well above average." The BAMC DIACAP team has a plan of action to resolve these findings within the next 180 days.
BAMC Commander Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong praised the DIACAP team in a recent message to the staff. "I'd like to recognize our DIACAP team for their exceptional work on this challenging inspection, which ensures we can continue to provide top-notch care to our wounded warriors and patients," he wrote. "Their work ethic, preparation and teamwork exemplify the best of public service, and I'm proud to have each and every one of them on my team."
This certification and accreditation inspection is the primary milestone for obtaining an "Authority to Connect" to the Global Information Grid. In other words, this inspection validates the BAMC network meets Department of Defense requirements for security and ensures BAMC's continued access to Army and DoD systems.