2014 Fed 100

Federal 100: Thomas Somers

Name: Thomas Somers
Title: Chief of the Trojan Branch, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
Agency: Department of the Army

Sharing intell. The Army's Trojan program provides satellite communications that are essential to information sharing and intelligence, and Somers is personally dedicated to ensuring that soldiers have the best capabilities as quickly as possible. He started out as an engineer and ascended the ranks by integrating the latest technology into satellite communications, making signals intelligence more nimble and reducing the program's footprint. In 2013, Somers led the introduction of a new backpack that allows a soldier to set up a network in 15 minutes.

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