John Holloway , Director of Public Safety Communications, DISA, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
John E. Holloway Jr. is the lead for the modernization of the Department of Defense public safety communications ecosystem as well as high frequency communications within the Cyberspace Operations Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency. The Cyberspace Operations Directorate is responsible for synchronizing and directing the operation of the agency’s enterprise capabilities. Mr. Holloway is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the DISA element overseeing the technical architecture and related documents of the DoD public safety communications ecosystem modernization effort. In this capacity, he interacts with various DISA supporting elements, services, other federal agencies, state 9-1-1 coordinators and executives as well as other professional organizations focused on public safety communications. Prior to joining DISA, Mr. Holloway was the DoD subject matter expert for communications and information sharing for the DoD response to humanitarian assistance disaster relief efforts within the office of the DoD Chief Information Officer. He worked closely with the directorate for stability operations and humanitarian assistance within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity-Conflict as well as the Joint Staff J5 Humanitarian Engagement Branch, the services, and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Mr. Holloway came to the government from Science Applications International Corporation where he was the DoD CIO subject matter expert on HADR information communications technology and unclassified information sharing. He conducted studies for the Joint Staff J6 on multinational information sharing, utilization of ultra-high frequency Demand Assigned Multiple Access satellite communications across the department and network convergence for the United States Special Operations Command.