Brigadier General Kevin B. Kennedy is the Principal Director to the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Information Infrastructure Capabilities (IIC), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Chief Information Officer. As Principal Director, General Kennedy provides technical expertise and broad guidance on policy, programmatic and technical issues relating to C4IIC to integrate and synchronize Defense-wide communications and infrastructure programs. He also advises on efforts to achieve and maintain information dominance for the Department of Defense (DoD). He manages efforts defining DoD policies and strategies for design, architecture, interoperability standards, capability development and sustainment of critical C2 and communications for nuclear and non-nuclear strategic strike, integrated missile defense and Defense and National Leadership Command Capabilities.
General Kennedy received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1990. Following graduation, he served in a variety of flying positions including U.S. Air Force Weapons School Instructor, 28th Bomb Wing Chief of Safety, 34th Bomb Squadron Commander, and 28th Operations Group Deputy Commander at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota. Additionally, he served as the Vice Commander for the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. His staff experience includes service on the U.S. Air Force headquarters staff and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Prior to this assignment, General Kennedy was the Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. As Director, General Kennedy was responsible for integrating U.S. Air Force air, space, and cyberspace information dominance capabilities into the joint fight by informing policy; synchronizing relevant efforts; and advocating for resources to provide secure, reliable, and timely information to the joint warfighter.
General Kennedy is a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours in the B-1 and T-38, including combat over Afghanistan.
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