Magazine article Soldiers Magazine

Who's Using AKO?

Magazine article Soldiers Magazine

Who's Using AKO?

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ACTIVE ARMY The Criminal Investigation Divison disposed of its servers, transferred its entire Web presence and data to knowledge centers in AKO, and now uses AKO to conduct day-to-day business.

NATIONAL GUARD The California National Guard's 2nd Brigade, 40th Division, was assigned the homeland security mission within the continental United States. In preparation for this year-long deployment, the 2nd Bde, used AKO as its "CONUS Shared Drive" to do coordination and collaboration on operations plan development. Logistics, administration and communications were also shared on AKO. At the end of the deployment, the Missouri National Guard's 1st Battalion, 35th field artillery, was designated as the backfill for the mission. LTC Phillip Butch, the California unit's executive officer, said it was an easy hand-off to the 1st Bde because his brigade just gave the incoming staff access to plans, lessons learned, POC listings, etc. That way, the gaining unit did not have to start from scratch.

ARMY RESERVE The Reserve Language Support Program, or RLSP, uses AKO and AKO-SIPRNET or AKO-S to collaborate worldwide, 24/7, in order to provide virtual language support to the warfighter. Every day, personnel in-theatre use AKO to post articles and documents that need rapid translation. Automatic notifications are sent to authorized translators around the world, who subscribed to the language folders. The articles or documents are translated and posted back to AKO. This has resulted in an immediate and unprecedented intelligence impact in-theater. …

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