The second week of February will be remembered as an important moment in the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center's technology history - as the date when the long anticipated transition to the proper educational network infrastructure started.
In the spring of 2010, DLIFLC leadership made the strategic decision to establish an educational network in order to ensure that DLIFLC is properly equipped to best meet its evolving mission requirements. The intent of this new network is to enable more latitude in the types of software and computer systems used by the 23 language programs at DLIFLC. The educational, or ".edu" network, will allow DLIFLC to adopt new technology tools and pedagogical techniques more quickly than otherwise would be possible.
Over the next year, the computer systems at DLIFLC will evolve into something one would expect to see at a civilian university. That is not to say that the .edu network will be any less secure. In fact, the .edu network will be protected using the most up-to-date cyber security techniques through partnerships with both the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Defense Manpower Data Center.
You can find out more details about DLIFLC's transition from the ".mil" to ".edu" environment in the latest issue of the GLOBE.