Friday, July 15, 2016

Army engages major telecommunication companies

From the Website of Philippine Army 

Army engages major telecommunication companies

Heads and representatives of 31 major TELCOs in the Philippines are expected to attend the activity to include PLDT, Globe Telecom, Nightline Inc. and Philippine Institute of Cyber security Professionals.

Other participating companies are Barhead Solutions Inc., IOT Technology, HBCom, Synetcom, SMS Global Solutions, Macrologic, Intrade, Theon Sensors, Comclark Network and Technology Corp., Rollbase, EBDI Philippines Inc., Prism Blue Limited, Orange and Bronze Software Lab Inc., Fire Eye Philippines, MSI-ECS Philippines Inc., Fortinet, Trend Micro Inc., Nimble Storage, HP Networking, APC Complete Solutions, Global Knowledge, Cisco Philippines, Microsoft, First Data Corp., Global Sign, Neo Tech Asia Distributor, and Eset.

The activity includes Cal .45 pistol firing and fellowship night with BGen. Diosdado G. Respecio, Commander of the AFP’s Communication, Electronics and Information System Service as the guest of honor and speaker.

The Army’s Command and Control Communication and Cyber System (C4S) have initiated the activity in line with the Army’s guidance to initiate sense of shared responsibility with stakeholders in implementing various development initiatives.

Colonel Vener Odilon D. Mariano, the Army’s Assistant Chief of Staff for C4S said that partnership and collaboration with TELCOs will contribute to the Army’s planning and development initiatives in terms of communication and cyber security system.

“It also provides us (Army Signal Corps) the necessary knowledge and skills to facilitate the installation, operation and maintenance of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) equipment and facilities,” Mariano said.

Meanwhile, the Army’s partnership with various TELCOs is a realization of the Army Transformation Roadmap's (ATR) and the Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) Bayanihan's objective to encourage stakeholder support through continuous engagement with key stakeholders.

“This effort is in line with our ATR Basecamp 2016, to become a well-equipped Army that has established a respectable image in Southeast Asia,” said Col. Benjamin L. Hao, the Army spokesperson. #


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