U.S. Army Selects PacStar IQ-Core Software with CSfC to Manage Wireless Command Posts

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Press release
September 29, 2016

U.S. Army Selects PacStar IQ-Core Software with CSfC to Manage Wireless Command Posts

PacStar solution enhances ability of US Army to securely transmit classified information over in-theater wireless networks

Portland, Ore. Sept. 29, 2016 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), announced today that US Army WIN-T Increment 1 program has selected and integrated IQ-Core® Software with CSfC (Commercial Solutions for Classified) Plug-in to unify and secure the management of their wireless command posts. As a result, US Army enhances its ability to securely transmit classified information (up to top secret) over wireless networks that warfighters rely on for in-theater operations.

CSfC is a National Security Agency (NSA) program that enables DoD organizations to leverage innovative commercial products in layered solutions protecting National Security Systems data. U.S. Army’s decision to adopt wireless for mission communications is enabled by the CSfC program, which recently developed security standards for classified network access over Wi-Fi, Cellular, and Satellite communication networks, using commercial products from companies such as Aruba (an HP Enterprise Company), and Cisco Systems.

“Rapidly assembling and implementing secure networks at command posts and similar in-theater environments is normally a complex, manual operation typically performed by highly trained specialists,” said Peggy Miller, Chief Executive Officer, PacStar. “PacStar IQ-Core Software with CSfC Plug-in removes that complexity, providing rapid, intuitive communications management so that US Army can extend its ability to securely transmit classified information from controlled ‘wired’ network locations to wireless networks.”

During combat operations, Army forces must often move or “jump” base locations to outmaneuver enemies or avoid attacks. PacStar IQ-Core Software with CSfC Plug-in addresses set-up, configuration and monitoring challenges associated with CSfC implementations in the wireless command posts, while delivering key benefits:

  • Rapidly and reliably simplifying setup and configuration of IPsec VPNs
  • Managing certificates, publishing and distribution of certificate revocation lists and more, which is otherwise intractably difficult
  • Accessing multiple, independent vendor equipment and software through a single user interface, reducing training and speeding operations.

Miller adds, “For a number of years PacStar IQ-Core Software has supported WIN-T’s Increment 1 program, focused on providing expeditionary communications, and we are thrilled to deliver a new capability that furthers our commitment to solving key DoD warfighter communications challenges.”

IQ-Core Software and IQ-Core Software with CSfC Plug-in are available today for use with PacStar-designed tactical and enterprise systems, as well as separately for integration on OEM systems and insertion into existing programs of record. To learn more about PacStar, IQ-Core Software and PacStar CSfC Solutions, visit www.pacstar.com.

About PacStar

Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar) is a leading technology-based systems integrator that delivers advanced, reliable and interoperable tactical and enterprise communications systems to the military, federal, state and local government agencies, as well as emergency responders. The company’s patented IQ-Core Software and hardware technology and integration/installation services provide secure, command, control and communications systems – particularly in remote or infrastructure starved areas. In addition, PacStar’s unified and tactical network communications systems are ideally suited for commercial sector organizations with mission-critical, complex communications requirements.


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