VIP Interviews

Army upgrades infrastructure on many fronts

Gary Winkler, the Army program executive officer for enterprise information systems, discusses the Haiti relief effort, upcoming solicitation for the Area Processing Centers and lessons learned in recent implementations of enterprise resource planning systems.

Back to the beginning: Origins of Primitives in IT architecture

Dennis Wisnosky, chief technology officer of the Defense Department's Business Transformation Agency, discusses the evolution of Primitives as a way to develop a common language for system architectures.

Testing the Navy's integrated future

Rear Adm. Michael Bachmann lays out Team SPAWAR’s road map for the coming year — a map with several significant milestones.

Army Knowledge Online gets performance boost

Col. Earl Noble, project manager of Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online, discusses new AKO capabilities, technical challenges associated with creating a federated system, and objectives of the newly implemented business process management capability.

Gen. Robert Kehler

Space Command defends far reaches of cyberspace

Air Force Space Command commander Gen. Robert Kehler discusses the challenges of defending cyberspace, Global Positioning System capabilities and space assets.

Netcom focuses on enhancing network service centers

Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence, commanding general of the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and 9th Signal Command, discusses lessons learned from Operation Validation and next steps for Network Service Centers despite staff shortages and budgetary challenges.

Army Brig. Gen. Thomas Cole talks about electronic warfare progress

Brig. Gen. Thomas Cole, Army program executive officer, talks about some of the challenges facing the seven program manager offices within the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors.

Interview: Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, Army CIO

Army CIO Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson discusses how the Army is coping without flash drives; how he intends to improve data quality and governance; and what he has on the agenda for fiscal 2010 priorities.

Director view: Gregory Garcia, Director, 754th Electronic Systems Group, USAF

Gregory Garcia, director of the 754th Electronic Systems Group, which oversees the Air Force’s Network Centric Solutions contract, talks about the strategy behind NetCents-2 and his expectations for the new contract.

DISA keeps pace with net-centric milestones

Air Force Col. Deidre Briggs discusses the progress toward certifying the initial operational capability of DISA’s Net-Centric Enterprise Services program.

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