Defense Department, People, tech

Packetrat Podcast – NGEN Industry Day

For those of you who like journalism in the raw — including my apparent inability to put together cohesive questions on the fly — here’s the press availability with Admiral Bill Goodwin, the director of the NGEN System Program Office and Asst, CNO for Next Generation Enterprise Networks Program Office; Dr. John Gauss, Acquisition division head of NGEN SPO; and Captain Tim Holland, the program manager for NGEN.

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Defense Department, Policy

I am not Paige Atkins

Despite the byline, the words in this story belong to Paige Atkins, director of the Defense Spectrum Organization. Despite several attempts to get someone to change the way the story looks online so that Paige’s words — which she spoke during an interview with me–are actually attributed to Paige, my byline is still on the story.

I got a chance after the interview to meet Ms. Atkins in person at the Software Radio Summit. She’s in the driver’s seat behind an ambitious vision for defense communications–dynamic spectrum management through the use of cognitive radio and other technologies to allow access to spectrum anywhere under any conditions. But I’ll let her tell you about it.