11 May THE ROLE OF COMMUNICATIONS
The mission of the Communications and Information Systems (CIS) Cell, known as J6 Branch, is to assist the Mission Force Headquarters (MFHQ) in providing the best Cyber Defense in addition to the advice and support of the EUTM Mali Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Capabilities. Regarding the military CIS planning, J6 assures the provision of operational/tactical links, the CIS logistic to the MFHQ, the Koulikoro Training Camp (KTC) as well as the decentralized activities.
On the CIS support, the J6 Branch acts in a wide range of activities from maintaining the SATCOM capacity, operating and supervising the VHF radio networks, managing all the network infrastructures, ensuring the secure network connections between MFHQ and KTC and maintaining a helpdesk support to the benefit of the Mission. In addition, the J6 Cell works towards the continuous improvement of processes and the optimization of the CIS resources employment. With a Team of six military personnel from four different contributing nations, Portugal, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic, the J6 Branch is able to overcome all adversities associated with the type of mission support. In short, the J6 cell plays a key role in the conduct of the Mission’s crucial activities, training and advisory.