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SecureView, a cross-domain solution developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory that allows access to multiple classified networks from the same device, now has more than 16,000 users across the federal government. First deployed in 2011, the operating system’s user base has doubled since 2017.


“SecureView provides immediate access to information across disparate security domains, reduces infrastructure costs, and streamlines domain management support,” said Eileen Goodell, SecureView program manager. “Some locations have more than 30 domains on a workstation, so this solution breaks down information sharing silos and provides unparalleled access to critical data.”


Based at the AFRL Information Branch in Rome, New York, the SecureView Program Office works directly with government programs to provide operators with secure access to classified networks through virtual desktop infrastructure technology, approved commercial hardware and SecureView-enabled laptops. The team supports all branches of the U.S. military, including the Air Force, Space Force, Navy, Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as the U.S. intelligence and intelligence community. other federal government agencies.


“SecureView provides a state-of-the-art access solution that is elegant, reliable and secure,” said Dr. Dave DeProspero, Deputy Program Director and Head of Operations Engineering. “Users access multiple security domains from a machine via clickable icons.”


In 2022 alone, 1,500 users joined SecureView, and the office plans to add another 4,000 customers by 2023.


“We work hard to meet the mission needs of the Department of Defense and the U.S. intelligence community,” Goodell said. “Our office routinely works with sites to implement unique use case requirements into the SecureView baseline.”


During the onboarding process, the team identifies hardware requirements, performs installation, provides training, and supports new users through accreditation and maintenance.


DeProspero said SecureView has facilitated the rise of remote working by accommodating the growing need for remote access.


“With the pandemic, mobile access to classified networks has been more of a focus for the user base,” he said.


In recent years, the user community has grown mainly through word of mouth.


“Current users frequently speak to others about how they are using SecureView to meet mission needs,” Goodell said.


Meanwhile, the team continues to improve this cross-domain solution.


“We also envision the future of SecureView with support for emerging technologies and security features,” Goodell said.


Interested parties can email [email protected] or call 315-330-7657.

About the AFRL


The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the principal scientific research and development center of the Department of the Air Force. The AFRL plays a critical role in the discovery, development and integration of affordable combat technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a staff of over 11,500 people in nine technology areas and 40 other operations around the world, AFRL offers a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from basic research to advanced research and technology development. For more information visit: www.afresearchlab.com.