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December 15, 2021 29 min

Metaphors for war are used throughout the world of business but how does one plan for strategy and attacks when they are in the actual “business” of war. In today’s environment, “Command and Control” strategies must not just work across land, air and seam but also space and cyberspace, creating a new set of challenges for military planners. From advanced weaponry to data to secure communications, technology is now front and center to how any Army will operate, fight and win future wars, with connectivity as the backbone powering it all.

 

In this episode of The Restless Ones, we sit with Dr. Raj Iyer, CIO for the Department of the U.S. Army, whose sense of duty has put him at the center of the military’s effort to upgrade its defenses and capabilities across a variety of battlefields. In this newly created role, he’s responsible for the Army’s IT, Information Management, Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation initiatives. Whether nation-states, hypersonic missiles, or advanced hackers, his needs to develop the tools to battle any attack. With 1.4 million soldiers, civilians and contractors relying on his team’s technical prowess to provide a state of readiness, Dr. Iyer, believes a blend of public-private partnerships and inspiring technologists across the branch are the keys needed to achieve modernization at the scale of the Army in time to meet its, and the country’s latest threats. 

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