I3MP completes mission-critical network upgrade at Fort Detrick

By Scott Sundsvold, I3MP

Assistant Product Manager Alberto Dominguez, left, Product Team Lead Willie Matthews, center, and Product Team Assist Joe Casazza led the infrastructure modernization project that wrapped up in April at Fort Detrick, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Sundsvold, I3MP)

Assistant Product Manager Alberto Dominguez, left, Product Team Lead Willie Matthews, center, and Product Team Assist Joe Casazza led the infrastructure modernization project that wrapped up in April at Fort Detrick, Maryland. (U.S. Army Photos by Scott Sundsvold, I3MP)

The Product Manager for the Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP) completed delivery of a state-of-the-art information technology (IT) capability modernization at Fort Detrick, Maryland, on April 15, improving Army voice and data networks for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and the National Cancer Institute, all located at Fort Detrick.

Part of a multi-year project, the modernization enabled Fort Detrick to provide a new building for USAMRIID, with Enterprise Survivable Servers and gateways to support Voice over Internet Protocol and analog requirements.

Alberto Dominguez, an I3MP assistant product manager, led the $1.02 million effort’s integrated project team in building network capacity that simplifies and standardizes Installation Campus Area Networks at Army installations. During the Fort Detrick project, Dominguez’s team, known as APM CONUS, oversaw work on the inside cable plant and network modernizations to the Fort Detrick information infrastructure, enabling the integration of standards-based network services and available enterprise applications.

“This mission-critical infrastructure is tailored to meet the operational needs of the newly constructed USAMRIID facility at Fort Detrick,” said Dominguez at the project closeout meeting April 14.

Willie Matthews, the Fort Detrick product team lead, managed the day-to-day activities to ensure timely completion. Along with assistant Joe Casazza, Matthews coordinated and collaborated with industry partner Nisga’a Data Systems to install and route the data source network traffic through the new, one-of-a-kind infrastructure. “I feel safer knowing the network upgrades at Fort Detrick ensure that agencies such as the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the National Cancer Institute have the necessary voice and data infrastructure to carry out their critical missions,” Matthews said.

The team supporting the infrastructure modernization effort at Fort Detrick includes, from left, Willie Matthews, I3MP product team lead; Vikki Jean-Baptiste, director of capture management for Nisga’a Data Systems (NDS); Alberto Dominguez, I3MP assistant product manager; Joe Casazza, I3MP product team assist; Thomas Abraham and Ryan Sanders, USAMRIID network engineers; Mark Widrick, Fort Detrick Network Enterprise Center (NEC) network engineer; Richard Pruitt, All Native Inc./NEC project manager; Juan Cepeda, Fort Detrick NEC network engineer; Daniel Manno, NDS IT director; and Ryan Shepherd, NDS project scheduler. (Photo by Scott Sundsvold, I3MP)

The team supporting the infrastructure modernization effort at Fort Detrick includes, from left, Willie Matthews, I3MP product team lead; Vikki Jean-Baptiste, director of capture management for Nisga’a Data Systems (NDS); Alberto Dominguez, I3MP assistant product manager; Joe Casazza, I3MP product team assist; Thomas Abraham and Ryan Sanders, USAMRIID network engineers; Mark Widrick, Fort Detrick Network Enterprise Center (NEC) network engineer; Richard Pruitt, All Native Inc./NEC project manager; Juan Cepeda, Fort Detrick NEC network engineer; Daniel Manno, NDS IT director; and Ryan Shepherd, NDS project scheduler.

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