2015 Fed 100
Federal 100: Col. Robert Lyman
Name: Col. Robert Lyman
Title: Director of Communications and CIO
Air Mobility Command
Agency: U.S. Air Force
In-flight communication. Lyman worked with the Defense Information Systems Agency to field a portal for in-flight Internet access on military aircraft, saving the Pentagon an estimated $40 million annually. He also accelerated the Air Mobility Command's use of "electronic flight bag" devices to cut printing costs and make it much easier for pilots to access the information they need. Lyman is fast on the ground and in the air: He was able to get funding to provide wideband satellite communications for three aircraft in just six months.
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