Please join us at our monthly luncheon on 17 April to welcome the SPAWAR CIO, Mr. Les Hubbard, as he discusses the role of his Office as one of eight new Navy Cloud Brokers.
Mr. Les Hubbard currently serves as the Command Information Officer (CIO) for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) where he has overall responsibility for establishing and managing Claimancy-wide Information Technology (IT) planning, policy, budget, architecture, and authority.
Mr. Hubbard was born in Springfield, OR before moving at an early age to northern California. He graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics and began his government service at Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Center (NAVELEX), Vallejo. He continued his education earning a Master’s of Science in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego in 2011.
Mr. Hubbard’s career started in the SPAWAR field activities in Vallejo and San Diego where he was a project engineer and project manager on multiple Navy Satellite Communication System Programs. Efforts he lead include: management of the anti jam satellite communication systems; implementation of commercial SATCOM system capability for Navy use including communication systems support for the Malta Summit between Presidents Bush and Soviet Premier Gorbachev; development and implementation of a quick reaction Super High Frequency SATCOM system for Operations Desert Shield and Storm; development and proof of concept for the Television Direct to Sailor system; and SPAWAR lead system engineer for the development of the Joint Global Broadcast Service.
Mr. Hubbard’s career continued with assignments at SPAWAR headquarters and Program Executive Office, C4I where he served as the SHF SATCOM Program Assistant Program Manager, and military communications Principle APM which was focused developing a strategy to migrate existing SATCOM terminal programs to the DoD mandated Joint Tactical Radio System Architecture. Mr. Hubbard was then selected to be the Deputy Program Manager for the Submarine Communications Program Office where he was responsible for the development and fielding of the Common Submarine Radio Room and the development of advanced submarine communication Systems such as the Comms at Speed and Depth family of systems. Mr. Hubbard then served as the SPAWAR Assistant Commander for Acquisition and Program Management where he was responsible for the enterprise management of the people, processes, and tools required for program execution across the enterprise. His most recent assignment was Program Manager for Shore and Expeditionary C4I Systems Integration where he was tasked with the management of a portfolio of programs to include Nuclear Command and Control Communications (NC3), Navy Messaging, and Shore Tactical Assured Command and Control (STACC), as well as the integration of C4I capability into command centers such and Maritime Operations Centers (MOCs), Deployable Joint Command and Control (DJC2), and Navy Expeditionary Tactical Command and Control (NETC2).Register