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Vandenberg Air Force Base

Vandenberg Air Force Base is a Department of Defense (DoD) space and missile testing base, with a mission of placing satellites into polar orbit. Wing personnel also support the Minuteman II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force Development Evaluation program.

Project Overview

DCI personnel provided all Vandenberg Air Force Base telecommunications support, training and direct customer support for user access for information transfer over various networks. Operation and maintenance support to Vandenberg’s Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) System was provided for all Department of Defense (DoD) computers, radios, communications centers and associated ancillary equipment and electronic instrumentation.

DCI Product and Services Used

DCI provided command, control, computer and communication (C4) telecommunications support, training and direct customer support for user access for information transfer over various networks. DCI also delivered operations and maintenance support for all Vandenberg computers, radios, communications centers and ancillary equipment and electronic instrumentation.

DCI deployed more than 120 technical support personnel to provide telecommunications support, training and direct customer assistance for user access for information transfer over the Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNET) and the Security Internet Protocol Router Network (SPIRNET). DCI was responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Nortel MSL 100 switch, cable plant, microwave system and the Network Control Center (NCC).

Support services were also provided to the Base Telecommunications Center (BTC) backbone. DCI engineers interfaced with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in impact assessment of integrating new communication systems into the Western Range and VAFB-wide network infrastructure.

DCI maintained both voice and data electronic switching systems and equipment, operated the NCC and maintained the Base Information Transfer Center. DCI was also responsible for providing engineering and installation support to upgrade the Nortel MSL-100 switch to Year 2000 Compliance. Successful operations and maintenance (O&M) of the C4 equipment included installation and maintenance of Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) cable and wiring equipment. DCI’s support of the NCC required help desk manning on a 24x7 basis, and our help desk technicians were the single point of contact for collecting, tracking and disseminating base communications operation status and problem resolution, and was a central repository for technical advice and solutions for network systems, software applications assistance, automatic data processing support, hardware exchanges and repair service support.

Testimonials & Awards

DCI received “Excellent” contractual performance ratings throughout the five-year contract period.
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“Thanks for …the outstanding efforts … during the installation of the voice page landline between Vandenberg Control Tower and the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center ….[The team was]… extremely professional and worked tirelessly … to ensure the long haul circuit was properly coordinated, routed and installed … greatly improving the efficiency of air traffic control operations and enhancing flight safety at Vandenberg.”

30 OSS / OSA
1st Lt. Eric D. Page
Flight Command, Airfield Operations
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“I would like to pass on my personal appreciation and professional thanks for a job well done … the fiber optic cable that supports the Vandenberg Tracking Station was accidentally damaged … responded immediately to begin troubleshooting … Their knowledge and direct involvement allowed repairs to be conducted without degradation to our mission. Please pass along my personal thanks … for their selflessness and dedication to the mission and the outstanding support we continually receive …”

Detachment 1,
22nd Space Operations Squadron
Major Erik J. Eliasen, Commander