The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium named Harry Raduege, Jr.as chief executive officer on March 26, effective immediately. Raduege, senior advisor and a director of Cyber Risk Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP, takes the helm from NCOIC founding chairman and CEO Carl O’Berry, who is retiring after a distinguished career in the military and defense industry.
Raduege, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, has been a member of the NCOIC board of directors since 2005. As CEO, he will focus on expanding the consortium’s reach and bringing its expertise in creating interoperable systems for the secure exchange of trusted information to a wider range of organizations in the public and private sector in all parts of the world.
“As a legally neutral consortium, NCOIC brings together great minds from government, industry and academia to address some of the world’s most complex interoperability issues,” said Raduege. “It has never been more important to work concepts and solutions to interoperability concerns during an age of growing global interdependence.”
Since it was founded in 2004, NCOIC has built a range of technical tools and resources valued at $100 million for creating interoperable solutions. It has also assisted customers — including the NATO Communication and Information Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Royal Australian Air Force — in improving their net-centric environments.
Today, the consortium has more than 50 member-companies, affiliates and senior advisors representing 12 countries, including Fortune 500 firms, government agencies, academia, standards organizations and multi-national bodies such as NATO and the European Union. In addition to creating technical resources, NCOIC experts focus on adopting common open standards and helping industry create interoperable products, as well as assisting organizations in evaluating products and services, and recommending strategies to ensure the systems they acquire will continue to be effective over the long term.
At Deloitte, Raduege works globally with clients across government and industry to help them reduce risk in their business and mission operations due to cyber-related risks. In addition, he serves in leadership and advisory roles for a number of organizations, including the Department of Homeland Security, EastWest Institute, United Services Organization and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International.
Raduege served 35 years in the U.S. military, where he worked in telecommunications, space, information and network operations. In his last position, he led Department of Defense net-centric operations as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. In that role, he directed planning, engineering and implementation of interoperable communications and intelligence systems serving the needs of the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, combatant commanders and the military services. Raduege was also the first commander of the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations, assigned responsibility for directing the operation and defense of the Global Information Grid — assuring timely and secure net-centric capabilities across the DoD. Prior to his last assignments, Raduege directed command and control systems for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command.
“Harry Raduege is the right leader at the right time for NCOIC. His business acumen, valuable contacts and collaborative approach will prove essential to the consortium achieving its goals for addressing some of the most critical cyber issues facing our world,” said O’Berry.
O’Berry led the team that created NCOIC in 2004, when he was a vice president at Boeing responsible for directing network-centric architectures, processes, tools, training and demonstrations. Prior to that, he worked at Motorola Space and Systems Technology Group as VP and director of planning and information technology. He also managed numerous large-scale Department of Defense command, control and communication and R&D programs. A retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, O’Berry served in the military more than 38 years and contributed to the development of military systems, communications and computer doctrine, policies and plans, and provided high-level management of $16 billion in C4 systems. He also served in Air Force Systems Command as manager of the development of the Pave Mover Program at Rome Air Development Center—the forerunner of the Joint Stars System—and later as Commander of Rome Air Development Center.
SOURCE Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium