Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner
Director, DISA and Commander, Joint Forces Headquarters Information Network
The director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of the Joint Forces Headquarters DOD Information Network is pretty new to the job. But that hasn’t kept him from going any slower in ensuring the defense support agencies have a strong IT network to keep them running. under Skinner’s watch, DISA is undertaking several major initiatives, like combining all of its IT help desks and IT networks for support agencies and field activities and supporting the DOD’s move to a zero-trust environment. Skinner has been in his dual-hatted role since February and will have to help the agency navigate new hybrid work environments and continued relentless cyberattacks.