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Col. Charles Wells

Army harnesses full power of intelligence assets

Col. Charles Wells, project manager of the Distributed Common Ground Systems-Army, discusses the role DCGS-A is playing in DOD's first tactical cloud, the initial deployment to Afghanistan and the decision to place DCGS-A hardware in an airborne surveillance platform.

William Hoppe

Army keeps tight grip on tactical network project

Army Col. William Hoppe, project manager of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical system, discusses new developments with the program, its future road map and the effect of budget cutbacks.

Navy sails forward with future infrastructure

Capt. Scott Weller, NMCI program manager, and Capt. Tim Holland, NGEN program manager, discuss the acquisition and technology strategies and latest status of their respective programs.

Bradley Heithold

Moving at the 'speed of war' is Air Force ISR unit's goal

Air Force ISR Agency Commander Maj. Gen. Bradley Heithold discusses the challenge of ISR processing, exploitation and dissemination, in addition to coordinating with the Air Force Cyber Command and discerning lessons of the Sentinel Focus ‘10 exercise.

Col. Gregory Gonzales

Army pushes for universal UAS ground control system

The Army is pushing to develop a single ground control station system to operate unmanned aircraft with and without weapons, according to an interview with Col. Gregory Gonzalez.

Military pushes to take advantage of new satellite capacity

The Defense Department is moving rapidly to distribute satellite terminals that can handle X- and Ka-band signals required for the new Wideband Global Satellite system.

How competition works for the JTRS radio upgrade

Col. John Zavarelli, program manager of the JTRS Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit Radios, tells how the competitive acquisition strategy for joint tactical radio systems is reaping substantial benefits.

DISA aims for smooth operations across business lines

Bobbie Stempfley, chief information officer of the Defense Information Systems Agency, discusses efforts to make DISA’s operations environment more efficient, transform its business management environment, and deal with the challenges of cloud computing.

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