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The Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS) is a collection of classified coalition networks, called enclaves, that enable information sharing through the use of email and Web services, instant messaging or chat, the Common Operational Picture service, and Voice over IP. CENTRIXS supports combatant commands throughout the world, including the U.S. Pacific, Central and European commands.[1]

Some of the CENTRIXS networks are: [2]


United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) began envisioning and exploring a coalition data-sharing network in early 1999.[5]

At the onset of the global war on terrorism, as USCENTCOM prepared to conduct Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) in late 2001, efforts focused on speeding the development of just such a network. Additionally, the global nature of the war on terrorism demanded that CENTRIXS become a global multinational information sharing initiative.[5]

The CENTRIXS Program Office (CPMO) was established by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration in late January 2002. The CPMO was responsible to coordinate the planning, resources, and implementation of CENTRIXS world-wide to support the combatant commands.[5]

Most CENTRIXS-ISAF and CENTRIXS-GCTF have been migrated to the newly created CENTCOM Partner Network (CPN).[6]


  1. ^ Dakis, Ann (July–September 2011), "CENTRIXS-Maritime: connecting the warfighter", CHIPS, United States Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer, XXIX (III): 54–55, ISSN 1047-9988, OCLC 60622281 
  2. ^ Top Level Telecommunications: Five Eyes, 9-Eyes and many more, November 15, 2013
  3. ^ NMIO Technical Bulletin, January 2012, p. 8.
  4. ^ NMIO Technical Bulletin, January 2012, p. 8.
  5. ^ a b c Boardman, Jill L.; Shuey, Donald W. (April 2004), Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS); Supporting Coalition Warfare World-Wide (PDF), USCENTCOM, p. 15 
  6. ^ http://www.afceatampa.org/events/pdf/presentations/May%202013%20ACFEA%20Luncheon.pptx

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