Senior Airman Dylan Wertz, 375th Communications Squadron, is this week’s Showcase Airman. Wertz has become known as a champion of innovation in his time at the network management office.
He led a team of three Airmen in decommissioning six servers, three uninterruptible power supplies, four web proxies, one tape backup drive, and one network switch in support of the NIPR boundary upgrade.
The Scott AFB NIPR boundary had bandwidth limitations that governed the network to 1GB. Additionally, Wertz was part of a team that analyzed the systems and eliminated equipment that was incapable of higher bandwidth.
This boundary upgrade eliminated a bottleneck issue that allowed Scott AFB to participate in the Department of Defense Enterprise IT as a service initiative.