2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: John R. Kahler Jr.

John Kahler

Name: John R. Kahler Jr.
Title: Chief of the Joint On-Demand Interoperability Network
Communications-Electronics Command
Agency: Department of the Army

The JUICE man. Kahler helps run the Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise, an annual test of systems integration and network operations by U.S. agencies and allies. His quest for interoperability is motivated by the communications difficulties first responders experienced during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and though he has been involved in the exercise for years, his efforts led to a breakthrough in 2014: It was the first time participants from the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. military and state emergency operations centers were able to communicate seamlessly.

Click here for the full list

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.