SPECIAL REPORT / COMMUNICATIONS & NETWORK-CENTRIC WARFARE
Do you see that as being a major MDA story
for the future?
scenes putting together the infrastructure — policy infrastructure — so that we can have a whole-of-government
approach in that sense.
We’re not some group of mad scientists trying to figure out how to use death rays or bouncing off the moon
or whatever it might be to find some ship. That’s not
what we do.
It’s not boring work. I enjoy my work. I immensely
enjoy who I work with. I’m very privileged to be doing
Has it become easier to work
with the military on MDA over
the past decade?
STUBBS: One of the reasons for
establishing this office is there was
recognition that MDA is not Navy-centric and it’s not a military-centric
activity. It needs to have integration
MDA is very congruent to battlespace awareness. You’ve got sensors
and collectors and fusion and intelligence people, but it’s more than just
intelligence, it’s information sharing
and data sharing among the private
sector, non-military entities and
What we’re doing in here, we do
a lot of work on interagency collaboration, but it’s not sexy, it’s not
glamorous. It’s just grunt work that
needs to be done in order to get all
the wheels synchronized and
We’re not out there. We’re not
Special Forces taking down some
ship. That’s not us. We’re behind the