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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Nov 27, 2023

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.

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 Pischock 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, using first-hand experience of a US special operation in Africa affected by hurricane in Florida.

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