Bulgarian Information Network: Command Information Infrastructure for the Future

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 6, p.55-68 (2001)


C4ISR, crisis management., Defense Information infrastructure, information assurance, mobile combat radio network, mobile IP network


The authors present a vision for the Bulgarian Information Network (BIN) that is globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities, associated processes, and personnel for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating and managing information on demand to Government, warfighters, law enforcement, policy makers, and support personnel. The BIN includes all owned and leased communications and computing systems and services, software (including applications), data, security services and other associated services necessary to support mobile, Government information operations. The BIN connects the Government personnel to capabilities from all operating locations (bases, posts, camps, stations, facilities, mobile platforms, and deployed sites) and provides interfaces to coalition, allied and coalition users and systems. BIN serves as backbone of the C4ISR defensive, crisis management and law enforcement operations.