Tom Rondeau

Defense Leadership

Dr. Tom Rondeau serves as principal director for FutureG for the Department of Defense, serving in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In this role, Rondeau is in charge of leading ​​the DOD on research, funding, and execution of programs around warfighting capabilities using future-generation wireless technologies, 5G and beyond, to advance wireless networking concepts for national security. Before taking this role, Rondeau spent more than six years as a DARPA program manager, working on numerous technology areas to improve wireless networking and communications. In the past year, the work of Rondeau and his team was visible in the negotiation between the White House and the Pentagon, namely in how the latter will share its coveted portion of the electromagnetic spectrum with users outside of the department.

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. Prior to joining Scoop News Group in early 2014, Billy embedded himself in Washington, DC's tech startup scene for a year as a tech reporter at InTheCapital, now known as DC Inno. After earning his degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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