VIP Interviews


Gary Winkler

Army aims for maximum return from cloud investment

Gary Winkler, Army program executive officer for enterprise information systems, discusses the PEO's first Senior Executive Service-level deputy, cloud computing and Army enterprise resource planning.

Henry Sienkiewicz

For DISA, it's a whole new -- virtualized -- world

The Defense Information Systems Agency is undergoing sweeping changes in how it delivers information services to the warfighting community. DISA CIO Henry Sienkiewicz talked with GCN about managing those changes, DISA's progress developing more elastic systems and the role cloud computing will play.

Jerry Burroughs

Navy strengthens IT capabilities across fleet

Rear Adm. Jerry Burroughs, Navy program executive officer for C4I, discusses near-term priorities that involve technology upgrades, new development approaches and acquisition improvements.

Keith Hirschman

Army improves airborne intelligence

Army Col. Keith Hirschman, project manager of aerial common sensors, talks about the differences between the Task Force ODIN and EMARSS programs, the destination of EMARSS, and the road map for deploying it.

Carroll Pollett

DISA develops warfighter resources for the next engagement

Defense Information Systems Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett talks about the agency's challenges and priorities.

Can you hear me now? How to stay connected in Afghanistan

Army Col. Chuck Hoppe, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical project manager, discusses what he learned about equipment reliability, systems integration and information architecture while serving in Afghanistan.

Navy on course for smarter shipboard networks

Capt. D.J. LeGoff, program manager of the Navy's Tactical Networks Program Office, discusses critical elements of the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services program, including integration of existing systems and contract milestones.

Army pursues vision of common architecture

Maj. Gen. Nickolas Justice, commander of the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, talks about the Army’s drive for a common architecture into which everything connects, the push for smarter integration of communications systems into vehicles, and the development of an infrastructure to support future modernizations.

Joint Staff achieves intelligence superiority through collaboration

Army Brig. Gen. Michael Shields discusses how the Joint Chiefs of Staff are using Web 2.0 technologies for crisis response while planning for Web 3.0 in the near future.

Army gets out front on warfighter communications and intelligence

Maj. Gen. Randolph Strong, commander of the Army Communications-Electronics Command’s Life Cycle Management Command, discusses improved coordination among Army C4ISR organizations, the reset of communications and C4ISR hardware, and the need for interoperability between existing and new systems.