2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Maj. Gen. Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler

Name: Maj. Gen. Robert Wheeler
Title: Deputy CIO for C4IIC
Agency: Defense Department

Spectrum maestro. Wheeler works on everything from spectrum policy to oversight of nuclear command and control. He operates at the intersection of IT and command-and-control networks, and as those lines continue to blur, he said DOD officials will look start looking for network operators who specialize in both fields. In terms of spectrum, Wheeler cultivated interagency support for DOD's Advanced Wireless Services 3 spectrum auction, which received a whopping $44.9 billion in bids. The next step for Wheeler is testing a database that will enable rapid spectrum sharing.

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