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COMCENs, why?
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:36:48 »
Signallers, why do we still have COMCENs?

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Re: COMCENs, why?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 10:27:53 »
Secure communication mostly.
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Re: COMCENs, why?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 13:10:10 »
Communicators need a place to put the coffee machine?
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Re: COMCENs, why?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 13:54:05 »
I'm not sure I understand the question...
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Re: COMCENs, why?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 13:56:33 »
Ok more specifically then.

Some COMCENs have already closed, the small ones with only a few units on the base. Other COMCENs are handling less than 50 messages a day. Most of which is unclas which can go by DWAN (think retirement msgs). Transmitting a message is literally a minute of work and some of these COMCENs are fully staffed (3-4 pers) by ACISS Core and in other situations we have ACISS CST working part time in there due to manning shortfalls. As well, CSNI has taken over some/most of the classified traffic. Some COMCENs are even part-time.

Having a COMCEN is a good capability to have, especially if things ramp up again somehow. But part of me thinks we are on the cusp of losing them altogether.

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Re: COMCENs, why?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2017, 12:16:53 »
We need COMCENs because its a good place to hide broken signallers?

Communicators need a place to put the coffee machine?

We've never short of places to put coffee machines.

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Re: COMCENs, why?
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 13:55:54 »
I do agree that most ComCens are no longer required but there are a few that are. We must still communicate in a classified environment with our allies and other nations and not all of the other nations have a method of communication with us through a gateway, either because they don't have one in place or we do not.
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