Mobility key to military’s future success

A mobility solution for the modern warfighter from the base to the battlefield.

John Hickey, program manager for mobility at the Defense Information Systems Agency, tells Agency of the Month host Lauren Larson that he expects mobile devices to replace laptops and desktops in the future. He says the foundation has been laid and that the goal is to support 100,000 users in the first year.

In this week’s edition of Agency of the Month, Hickey talks about bringing vendor- agnostic, commercial-off-the-shelf mobility solutions at all classification levels to the Department of Defense.

John Hickey (Courtesy of DISA)


John J. Hickey Jr. is the Program Manager for Mobility at the Defense Information Systems Agency. He is responsible for the planning, resourcing, and acquiring of commercial capability to support unclassified and classified mobility as an enterprise service.

His previous assignments include vice director of the Defense Spectrum Organization responsible for delivering enterprise spectrum management capability and chief engineer for Identity Management including both global directory services and Public Key Infrastructure.

Born in Miami, Florida and raised in northern New Jersey, Hickey has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama, a Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville State University and a Master in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

He served 27 years in the U.S. Army in various command and staff positions as a signal officer and an information systems engineer.