VIP Interviews


Air Force lays foundation for strong cyber defense

Maj. Gen. Richard Webber, commander of the 24th Air Force, highlights the work that's been done to build a true cyber capability in the Air Force.

Army builds major biometrics repository

Army Col. Ted Jennings, project manager for DOD biometrics, discusses the challenges of building a central repository and ways biometrics are being used to protect local populations and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

DISA's Dave Mihelcic: 'Technology is easy, culture is hard'

The Defense Information Systems Agency strives to keep pace with the quickly adapting defense landscape to deliver critical information and tools to warfighters in the field.

William Hoppe

WIN-T gears up to deliver on-the-move comms

Army Col. William Hoppe, project manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical network, talks about his observations on tactical communications needs in Afghanistan and about the latest developments in satellite communications and on-the-move communications.

Jeffrey Sorenson

Army expands global infrastructure to better assist soldiers

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, Army CIO, spoke recently with Defense Systems about the second Network Service Center Operational Evaluation, the Apps for the Army program and several pressing issues related to extending global networking capabilities.

Capt. Jeff Hoyle

JTRS puts networking waveforms to the test

Capt. Jeff Hoyle, Joint Tactical Radio System’s Network Enterprise Domain program manager, spoke recently with Defense Systems about the challenges of developing and managing networks, upcoming tests and demonstrations, and efforts to meet user needs.

Brig. Gen. Lee Price

Army gives battlefield networks high priority

Brig. Gen. Lee Price, Army program executive officer of command, control and communications-tactical, discusses network architecture, technology transition and the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program.

Bruce Bennett

Commercial satellite acquisition holds great promise

Bruce Bennett, director of satellite communications, teleport and services at the Defense Information Systems Agency, discusses the strategy behind the high-profile Future Comsatcom Services Acquisition.

Gary Blohm

CERDEC director shares vision for C4ISR innovations

Gary Blohm, director of the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, on integration of C4ISR technologies with existing platforms, the upcoming C4ISR On-the-Move exercise and third-generation/fourth-generation networking technologies.

Army turns to aerial sensors for battlefield precision

Col. Robert Carpenter, project manager for the Army’s Aerial Common Sensor Program, discusses the program's changing mission and near-term objectives.