SPAWAR brings IT security and virtualization training to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Chief Warrant Officer Daryn Bartlett, SPAWAR NetOps Support Team, holds IT security training March 3 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Chief Warrant Officer Daryn Bartlett, SPAWAR NetOps Support Team, holds IT security training March 3 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Story and photo by Brandon Bosworth

Assistant Editor, Ho`okele

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) NetOps Support Team (NST) Fly-Away Team (FAT) Reserve component recently provided IT training support to Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific (MIDPAC) and other units during a detachment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Training classes began Feb. 23 and concluded today.

The team provided classroom training in security as well as VMware virtualization. This was the first virtualization class in the MIDPAC region. Virtualization enables users to access networked operating systems from a single or multiple stations. This system will help the Navy both reduce its cyber footprint and increase security.

“Ships have limited space for servers and virtualizing the cyber environment makes sense. We need to train the fleet on how to use software like VMware,” said Cmdr. Eric A. Stoeckel, customer advocate, Naval Air Systems Command Systems, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport, Wash. “It saves money, saves space, consolidates hardware, and provides better security.”

At the end of each class, those who passed the certification examinations were given CompTia designation for Security Plus class and VCA certification for VMware class.

The SPAWAR NST team is made up of Reservists who are attached to the SPAWAR Reserve Program at multiple sites across the country.

“The SPAWAR Reserve Program provides unique military and technical capabilities in support of team SPAWAR’s mission, contingency response, and resolution of C4ISR issues that impact current and future fleet readiness,” said Stoeckel. “The instructor team brings unique civilian experience to the fleet.”

For future training requests, contact Stoeckel at eric.a.stoeckel@navy.mil or Chief Information Technician Christopher Castillo at Christopher.ca stillo@navy.mil.

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