In this episode of the Defence Connect podcast, senior journalist and host Robert Dougherty discuss digital defence infrastructure with former US Special Operations Command director of networks and services, Colonel (ret’d) Joseph M Pishock.
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Joseph Pishock is a 28-year veteran communicator of the US Army and has attended further study at St John’s University in New York City, and as a fellow at Columbia University.
Dougherty and Pishock discuss lessons learnt while leading the communication systems of US Special Operations, including in active international war zones.
The pair also discuss the advancement of defence technology and its impacts on monitoring and protecting fundamental digital infrastructure.
They then discuss Pishock’s guest presentation at the recent annual Military Communications and Information Systems expo in Canberra.
They take a deep dive into the importance of remote defence monitoring systems – such as those affected by hurricane in Florida – using first-hand experience of a US special operation in Africa.
Finally, the pair discuss how mapping and visualising systems allow countries to spend their Defence budgets more effectively, as well as the role of observability processes for defence cyber security evolving over time.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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Episode 422: SPOTLIGHT: How cyber security is essential for the delivery of AUKUS Pillar I, with CyberCX’s Alastair MacGibbon
Episode 421: SPOTLIGHT: Securing freedom of manoeuvre in the electromagnetic spectrum, with DEWC Services CEO Allan Dundas
Episode 420: SPOTLIGHT: Driving efficiency and security in Australia’s defence industry, with Dassault Systèmes’ Francois Mathieu and Shaun Edsall
Episode 419: SPOTLIGHT: Enhancing the training continuum, with CAE’s Simon Ancona
Episode 418: PODCAST: Shaping the Australian Navy’s future fleet, with Professor Peter Dean, United States Studies Centre - University of Sydney
Episode 417: PODCAST: Balance critical to women succeeding in defence industry – Nathalie Sarlin, Buzzworks, Female Defence Leader of the Year 2023
Episode 416: SPOTLIGHT: The sky’s the limit with AUKUS – Northrop Grumman Australia
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