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Download this eBook to learn what you missed at Defense Systems’ Face-to-Face event held on September 27.

The Joint Information Environment represents a bold, new effort to ensure that military commanders, warfighters, and other DOD personnel and partners can share information and collaborate securely and effectively.

The initiative will support the development of a converged infrastructure that supports DOD users wherever they are and whatever devices they are using. JIE also has big implications for security, with DOD aiming to create a single security architecture with a more limited number of control points. JIE also will support other DOD initiatives, including the development of DOD-wide enterprise services and the evolution of a better common operation picture.

Download the ebook now to gain insights into the ongoing evolution of JIE and its impact on key programs in such fields as C4ISR and GEOINT.

Featured Speakers:

  • Stephen Alexander
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ciena
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    With more than 20 years of telecom experience, Mr. Alexander is currently serving as Ciena’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Alexander has held a number of positions since joining the Company in 1994, including General Manager of Ciena's Transport & Switching and Data Networking business units, Vice President of Transport Products and Director of Lightwave Systems.

    From 1982 until joining Ciena, Mr. Alexander was employed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he last held the position of Assistant Leader of the Optical Communications Technology Group. Mr. Alexander is an IEEE Fellow and was the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award in 2012. He is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE / OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. He has served as a member of the Federal Communications Commission Technological Advisory Council, as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Lightwave Technology, as a member of the IEEE / LEOS Board of Governors, and was a General Chair of the conference on Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) in 1997.

    Mr. Alexander received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been granted 18 patents and has authored a text on Optical Communication Receiver Design as well as numerous conference and journal articles.

  • Bob Alioto
  • Principal Architect, OpenText
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    Both as an internal IT and consulting professional, Bob has led the establishment and evolution of complex technology solutions for a wide range of operational needs. Primary focus for past 20+ years has been on large scale, comprehensive Enterprise Information Management and Business Intelligence capabilities as enablers of efficiency gains, cost reduction and regulatory compliance.

    As an OpenText Principle Enterprise Architect, Bob is a technical leader of the engagement process with large Commercial and Public Sector organizations. His responsibilities include assisting in solution visioning which incorporate current systems and Enterprise Information Management capabilities, aligned with organizational objectives and implementation feasibility. To enable current and future state strategies, Bob also works closely with OpenText product management in the evolution of core solution capabilities.

  • David DeVries
  • Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
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    David DeVries became the Department of Defense Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer on March 22, 2015. Previously he served as the Acting Department of Defense Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer.

    Mr. DeVries joined the DoD CIO in May 2009 as the Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise, where he was responsible for integrating DoD policies and guidance to create information advantages for Department personnel and organizations, and DoD mission partners. Since August 2010, Mr. DeVries has been deeply involved in several efforts including moving the Department towards adopting a Joint Information Enterprise (JIE) based on a single, secure, reliable DoD-wide IT architecture; realizing Secretary of Defense IT efficiencies; creating the way ahead for improved DoD - Veterans Affairs Electronic Health record exchange capability; and establishing key enabling capabilities to achieve the DoD Information Enterprise.

    Mr. DeVries holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He is also a graduate of the Army Senior Service College and served as a Corporate Fellow with IBM Business Consulting Services while participating in the Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellowship Program.

  • Gary Hall
  • Chief Technology Officer, Federal - Defense, Cisco Systems
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    Gary Hall is responsible for technology solutions planning and architectures for Cisco’s Federal Defense Business. His duties span the full range of IT services including networking, data centers, cloud computing, virtualization, unified communications, information assurance, secure wireless, and mobility. He leads Cisco's Federal strategy and planning for the Internet of Everything and co-leads the Cisco Public Sector Cross-Architecture Team. He was the Chief Architect for Cisco’s Intelligence Community Business before becoming the CTO of Defense.

    Prior to joining Cisco, Gary held several leadership positions at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) including Metadata Officer and Program Manager for Audiovisual and Videoconferencing. He was the Chair of the Intelligence Community Communications Committee Audiovisual Working Group and the Geospatial Intelligence Standards Working Group Metadata Focus Group. He also chaired the Joint Integration and Information Sharing Working Group and was responsible for the creation of the Intelligence Community Common Operating Environment (COE) Plan of Action and Milestones.

    Gary previously managed Booz Allen Hamilton's One Dulles Systems Resource Center, part of the firm's center for innovation and emerging technology. He was responsible for technology services including systems design and integration, event productions, technology injection programs, and media services. Prior to Booz Allen, Gary was the Conference Services Manager for the Immigration and Naturalization Service and has worked for the Army Corp of Engineers and Time Warner.

    Gary is currently an Officer on the Board of Directors for InfoComm International, the trade association for the audiovisual industry. He served two terms as the Chair of InfoComm's Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC). He is an InfoComm Faculty Instructor, and a Certified Technology Specialist in Design and Installation (CTS-D, CTS-I). He was a founding member of the Sustainability Task Force and the Performance Standards Steering Committee. He is also regular presenter at government and industry conferences and symposiums.

  • Frank Konieczny
  • Chief Technology Officer, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
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    Mr. Konieczny has completed advanced degrees in computer science engineering and administrative science, and in 1987 he completed all coursework for a doctorate in computer science. He has extensive experience as a systems analyst and chief programmer, working with a variety of firms including Teledyne Brown Engineering, SAIC and General Research Corporation. He has supported the programming and analytical analysis for a wide spectrum of government projects including ballistic missile defense, network design, missile test analysis, radar systems analysis and simulation, and operations research and statistical analysis. Mr. Konieczny would go on to serve as a project manager, business unit manager, Chief Scientist and Chief Technology Officer. He has managed more than 20 significant government sector programs involving multiple large and small business subcontractors and academic institutions in areas of Army and Navy manpower, logistics, force structure, undersea warfare, real time statistical analysis, biometric authentication, enterprise architecture, work flow management, and simulation and modeling.

    Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Konieczny was employed for 10 years with AT&T Government Solutions professional services business unit. He served as the CIO, CTO and Executive Director for Operations where he managed internal research and development efforts; multi-location infrastructure management and upgrade; process improvement and standardization; support organization coordination; and development of technical solutions for a wide spectrum of projects within the government sector.

  • Lieutenant General Alan Lynn
  • Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
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    Lieutenant General Alan R. Lynn is the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). LTG Lynn was commissioned as an Air Defense Artillery Officer before transferring to the Signal Corps 1984. He has served in several joint and many operational assignments. LTG Lynn has commanded troops at every level from Platoon to Chief of Signal. He commanded 3d Signal Brigade during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004.

    In 2007, upon his selection to serve as a General Officer, LTG Lynn became the Chief of Staff of the Defense Information Systems Agency, Arlington, VA and coordinated the efforts of a 6,600-member organization and managed a 6-billion-dollar budget to provide effective global command, control, and combat support systems for the President, Secretary of Defense, Combatant Commanders, Joint Staff, military departments, and combat support agencies.

    In 2008 LTG Lynn was selected to command the 311th Theater Signal Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He brought the command to a fully operational capability then reengineered and created an enterprise for all Pacific networks and systems.

    On 21 July 2010, LTG Lynn became the Army’s 35th Chief of Signal and the Commanding General of the U. S. Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon.

    On 9 August 2012, LTG Lynn was dual-hatted as the Commander of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and the Deputy Commanding General for Network Operations, U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd U.S. Army.

    On 30 September 2013, LTG Lynn assumed duties as the Vice Director of DISA. On 23 July 2015, he assumed the role of Director of DISA and Commander of Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Network.

    LTG Lynn graduated as an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate from the California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA, with an English degree in 1979. He also has a Master’s Degree in National Resource Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF).

    LTG Lynn’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; a Legion of Merit; two Bronze Star Medals; A Defense Meritorious Service Medal; two Meritorious Service Medals; three Army Commendation Medals; Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; South West Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with 5 device; NATO Medal; Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medals; and parachutist and air assault badges.

  • Gary Wang
  • Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 U.S. Army
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    Mr. Gary C. Wang was selected for the Senior Executive Service in March 2005. He assumed the Army Deputy Chief Information Officer/G-6 position on November 1, 2014. In this role, he oversees a $10 billion investment portfolio for implementation of an enterprise network infrastructure and strategy that deliver a responsive, effective, secure, collaborative and trusted environment of communication, information and technological superiority for the Army and its mission partners. Mr. Wang also manages Army information technology policy compliance and synchronizes delivery of operational command, control, communications, computers and IT capabilities to support warfighters and business users and enable joint information dominance.

    Mr. Wang previously served as Director of Intelligence Systems and Architectures, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, where he had executive oversight of numerous intelligence programs across the Services and defense agencies.

    Mr. Wang also held several positions at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), including Director of Corporate Operations and the Command Information Office, and Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Science, Technology and Engineering Department at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific.

    Mr. Wang began his federal career in 1983 at the Naval Underwater Systems Center as a project engineer. From 2001 to 2004, he was Program Manager for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Information Operations, where he was responsible for development and acquisition of Navy cryptologic, meteorological, operational effects and intelligence programs.

    Mr. Wang also served as Executive Assistant for IT at the Program Executive Office for Space Communications and Sensors, Division Director for Technology Transition, and Assistant Program Manager for Combat Direction Finding.

    Mr. Wang holds a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin (1983). He has earned two Special Act Awards and three Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards.

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