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Fuse Installs Permanent Remote Monitoring Solution at Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility

Fuse today announced it has completed the first permanent installation of its Tactical Technologies Toolset at a U.S. Navy shore facility. T3, a remote network monitoring and management solution for multi-domain operations, was installed for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Barking Sands, Hawaii. PMRF personnel will use T3 to better monitor and manage the Aegis SPY radar at that facility.

“Ballistic missiles are one of our nation’s fastest-growing threats and it’s imperative that the Navy’s air-and-missile-defense radar is working every moment of every day,” said Sumner Lee, CEO of Fuse. “We’re proud to support PMRF personnel with our T3 installation, so they can ensure that their Aegis SPY radar is working as needed, at all times.”

Designed to provide an easier way to view the health and status of distributed fleet networks and systems, T3 presents commanders and decision-makers with an intuitive layout of tactical data link, network and radar settings and status. T3’s high-tech, intuitive user interface will support PMRF personnel to better troubleshoot, maintain and manage the radar at this facility during day-to-day operations as well as for special test events.

For this landmark installation, the Fuse team coordinated planning and collaboration with PMRF personnel and Aegis subject matter experts at the NSWC Dahlgren Division.

About Fuse Integration

Fuse is a warfighter-focused engineering and design firm providing innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for defense customers. The company’s virtualized network systems, tactical edge virtual network and airborne networking gateway products improve the sharing of information, video, text and voice among warfighters throughout airborne, maritime and ground environments. Founded in 2010, Fuse is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business with headquarters in San Diego and corporate office in Washington, D.C. www.fuseintegration.com

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Fuse to Share Tactical Edge Networking Products for Air, Ground and Sea Connectivity at NHA 2022 Symposium

Fuse today announced that the company is exhibiting at the Naval Helicopter Association 2022 Symposium May 11 – 13 at the Marriott Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia. This year’s event, themed “The Human Advantage,” will bring together organizations with an interest in supporting the development and use of naval vertical lift aircraft in the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Fuse will share tactical edge networking product models, and air, ground and sea operational demonstration success stories at its Booth #510.

“Naval aviation leaders are building strategies to outthink adversaries and adopting technologies to deliver warfighting advantage,” said Sumner Lee, Fuse CEO. “At this year’s Symposium, we’re excited to showcase our warfighter-focused products that improve connectivity across airborne, shipboard, and ground operations.”

The company will feature its CORE® multi-function network controller and Fuse DARE pod, a small lightweight airborne networking gateway designed to extend tactical edge networking to disadvantaged users. The pod extends IP and TDL networks over the horizon between helicopters and other platforms using Link-16 with gateway, directional multi-beam CDL, mesh networks and satcom. DARE has been flight tested through multiple Navy and USAF events.

Fuse Booth: Norfolk Ballroom – Booth #510

Demo: Tactical Technologies Toolset (T3) remote network monitoring and management solution

Models: DARE airborne networking gateway (1/3 model) and CORE virtualized network system

Resources: JADC2: Tactical Edge Networking to Win in Great Power Competition [white paper]

For more information about Fuse’s products and capabilities, visit: https://www.fuseintegration.com/

About Fuse Integration

Fuse is a warfighter-focused engineering and design firm providing innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for defense customers. The company’s virtualized network systems, tactical edge virtual network and airborne networking gateway products improve the sharing of information, video, text and voice among warfighters throughout airborne, maritime and ground environments. Founded in 2010, Fuse is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business headquartered in San Diego. www.fuseintegration.com

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Transformational Defense Tech Business Leader Brad Feldmann Joins Fuse Board of Advisors

Fuse today announced from Sea-Air-Space 2022 that defense technology business leader Brad Feldmann has joined its Board of Advisors. Widely recognized for his transformational leadership as CEO at Cubic Corporation, where he expanded the company’s value and innovative technology portfolio, Feldmann brings proven growth strategies, C4ISR solution insights and U.S. Air Force experience to the role.

“Fuse innovation is critical to the U.S. winning the near-peer great power competition,” said Sumner Lee, CEO of Fuse. “Brad’s experience strengthens our Advisory Board and will help us implement innovative JADC2 solutions for our nation’s warfighters.”

Founded two years ago, the Board of Advisors improves connections to defense industry experts who can support Fuse in delivering value to the DOD through warfighter-focused programs and products. The Board provides strategic business insights and advice to Fuse leadership as the company moves into its next phase of compound growth and innovation.

Feldmann is on the executive committee for the National Defense Industrial Association and currently serves as the Finance Chair. Previously, Feldmann was named San Diego Business Journal’s CEO of the Year in 2021 and to the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s World’s Most Influential Business Leaders in 2020.

Prior to Feldmann, retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. William E. “Bill” Landay joined the Board at the end of 2021. Regarded a strategic leader for NAVSEA and shipboard systems, Landay served a distinguished career as a Surface Warfare Officer before transitioning to the commercial sector.

Fuse Board of Advisor Members include:

Brad Feldmann | Chairman and CEO of Neology, former Chairman and CEO of Cubic Corporation

Bill Landay | VADM (retired) U.S. Navy

Scott Skillman | Business Advisor

Gary Wang | SES U.S. Navy (retired) and U.S. Army (retired)

Sheila Zuehlke | MGEN (retired) U.S. Air Force

About Fuse Integration Fuse is a warfighter-focused engineering and design firm providing innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for defense customers. The company’s virtualized network systems, tactical edge virtual network and airborne networking gateway products improve the sharing of information, video, text and voice among warfighters throughout airborne, maritime and ground environments. Founded in 2010, Fuse is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business headquartered in San Diego. www.fuseintegration.com

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U.S. Air Force Awards Fuse a Spot on its $950M Ceiling ABMS IDIQ for JADC2 Systems

Fuse announced today it has been awarded a spot on the U.S. Air Force $950M ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains. The contract will leverage open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All-Domain Command and Control, providing for the development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains.

“The development of the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System is an essential step toward unifying joint force operations across all domains – air, land, sea, space, cyber and electromagnetic spectrum,” said Sumner Lee, Fuse CEO. “We’re proud to be named an industry partner for the ABMS initiative.”

This contract award builds on the company’s work with defense customers, including successful demonstrations of its warfighter-focused products and solutions that improve networking and communications across joint forces at the tactical edge.

Under the IDIQ, work will be performed in locations to be determined at the contract direct order level and is expected to be completed by May 28, 2025.

About Fuse Integration

Fuse is a warfighter-focused engineering and design firm providing innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for defense customers. The company’s virtualized network systems, tactical edge virtual network and airborne networking gateway products improve the sharing of information, video, text and voice among warfighters throughout airborne, maritime and ground environments. Founded in 2010, Fuse is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business headquartered in San Diego. www.fuseintegration.com

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Fuse to Showcase Modular Tactical Edge Networking Products at Sea-Air-Space 2022

Fuse today announced the company will showcase its modular tactical edge networking products at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space 2022 April 4-6. Considered the largest maritime expo in the U.S., this year’s event is expected to draw approximately 15,000 military and government attendees to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Fuse will share product models and success stories at its Booth #846.  

“Every day, our nation’s warfighters face very real challenges to achieving secure, reliable connections and communications,” said Sumner Lee, CEO of Fuse. “At Sea-Air-Space, we look forward to highlighting recent shipboard, airborne and ground operational demonstrations of our warfighter-focused products that improve connectivity across the defense community.”

FUSE BOOTH

Booth #: 846

Demo: Tactical Technologies Toolset (T3) remote network monitoring and management solution

Models: DARE airborne networking gateway (1/3 model) and CORE virtualized network system

Resources: JADC2: Tactical Edge Networking to Win in Great Power Competition [white paper]

For more information about Fuse’s presence at Sea-Air-Space 2022, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y284hrbf

About Fuse Integration

Fuse is a warfighter-focused engineering and design firm providing innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for defense customers. The company’s virtualized network systems, tactical edge virtual network and airborne networking gateway products improve the sharing of information, video, text and voice among warfighters throughout airborne, maritime and ground environments. Founded in 2010, Fuse is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business headquartered in San Diego. www.fuseintegration.com

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Fuse to Demonstrate Modular Tactical Edge Networking Capabilities at WEST 2022

Fuse today announced that the company will demonstrate its modular tactical edge networking products in person at WEST 2022 February 16-18 at the San Diego Convention Center. Fuse will offer demonstrations at its Booth #1243 and as part of the Navy STP Demo Day.

“In contested environments, today’s warfighters need better connectivity across airborne, shipboard and ground communications,” said Sumner Lee, CEO of Fuse. “At WEST 2022, we’re looking forward to sharing some of our warfighter-focused products that are already improving connectivity and visibility for the defense community.”

FUSE BOOTH

Booth #: 1243 (right across from the Navy Information Warfare Pavilion)

Demo: Tactical Technologies Toolset (T3) remote network monitoring and management solution

Models: DARE airborne networking gateway (1/3 model) and CORE virtualized network system

Resources: JADC2: Tactical Edge Networking to Win in Great Power Competition [white paper]

NAVY STP DEMO DAY

Date: Friday, Feb. 18

Time: 1100

Location: Navy FST Showcase Booth #1709

Topic: Robust Communications Relay with Distributed Airborne Reliable Wide-area Interoperable Network (DARWIN) for Manned-Unmanned Teaming in a Spectrum-Denied Environment

Description: Virtual Network Test Bed, or VNTB, is an engineering tool developed by Fuse to aid in network engineering tasks to include testing, integration and analysis. It provides an environment aside from the production equipment while representing it as closely as possible and on a reasonable budget. Fuse will demonstrate modeling of a multiple node network architecture that was used, in part, in an operational exercise.

For more information about Fuse’s participation in WEST 2022, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2p95euch.

About Fuse Integration

Fuse is a warfighter-focused engineering and design firm providing innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for defense customers. The company’s virtualized network systems, tactical edge virtual network and airborne networking gateway products improve the sharing of information, video, text and voice among warfighters throughout airborne, maritime and ground environments. Founded in 2010, Fuse is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business headquartered in San Diego. www.fuseintegration.com

 

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Fuse Promotes Three Engineers to Strengthen Development and Management of Warfighter-Focused Products

 

Today, Fuse announced the promotion of three engineers to align its hardware, software, networking, and system projects and programs for the company’s suite of defense communications, networking and computing products. Promoting Bill Cerny, Joe Daniels and Tim Gilmore is expected to further strengthen the company’s engagement with warfighters and the development of cutting-edge technologies that address key defense capability gaps.

“Bill, Joe and Tim have been instrumental in Fuse’s growth, providing their engineering expertise in service of our drive to provide the world’s best systems in service of the warfighter,” said Sumner Lee, Fuse CEO. “Their considerable and invaluable knowledge, drive and ability will be critical for Fuse as we continue to develop innovative networking and communications products for the defense industry.”

Allen McAfee, the company’s recently appointed director of product engineering, provides direction for the managers:

  • Bill Cerny, network engineering manager, leads the network and cyber engineering teams in the development and testing of innovative network routing designs for manned and unmanned platforms. He is promoted from the role of network engineer at Fuse. Previously, Cerny developed air-to-ground networks for Navy patrol and reconnaissance aircraft in both government and contractor roles. He is a former Navy officer and holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Texas.
  • Joe Daniels, hardware and systems engineering manager, leads a cross-functional team of mechanical, electrical and systems engineers and designers responsible for developing a suite of hardware and integrated systems. Daniels joined Fuse in 2017 as a systems engineer and is promoted from a principal hardware and systems engineer role. Previously, he worked at Nissan North America, where he led a team of engineering, production and maintenance personnel on the Nissan Leaf global product launch. Daniel holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University.
  • Tim Gilmore, software engineering manager, is responsible for leading the Fuse software team in helping to solve some of the most difficult challenges that warfighters face. He joined Fuse in 2020 as a project manager and previously served in design, engineering and program management roles, including being a director of program management at Genasys, Inc. (formerly LRAD). Gilmore holds an M.S. in Engineering Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

“Fuse’s shift to a product-focused company has meant an internal realignment of focus around the product suite,” says McAfee. “Bill, Joe and Tim’s ability, knowledge and expertise will help Fuse adapt and thrive as we evolve.”

Visit the Fuse website to discover its suite of communications, networking and computing products for defense organizations: https://www.fuseintegration.com/products/

About Fuse Integration

A leading supplier of innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for U.S. defense agencies, Fuse Integration ensures secure and reliable communications at the tactical edge. Engineered from a warfighter-focused design process, the Fuse virtualized network systems, modular tactical edge virtual network and gateway products deliver resilient connections that improve mission success across airborne, maritime and ground environments. Fuse is a rapidly growing, service-disabled veteran-owned small business headquartered in San Diego. Visit www.fuseintegration.com for more information.

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Fuse Shifts Two Roles to Drive Common Architecture Across Next-Gen Warfighter Products

As part of its shift to a product-based approach to serving federal defense customers, Fuse today announced the repositioning of two engineering leaders to drive the development of a common architecture across the company’s suite of next-gen warfighter products. Moving Jason Coe to the technical systems architect role and Bryan Ikei to the cybersecurity architect role aligns with the company’s commitment to delivering the best possible products for the warfighter.

“Fuse’s maturation from our program to product focus has meant a longer-term vision in how we can enhance warfighter capabilities and provide best-in-class solutions for our nation’s most critical needs,” said Sumner Lee, Fuse CEO. “With this strategic vision in mind and an engineering focus at the core of what we do at Fuse, Jason and Bryan will drive and develop the innovative solutions Fuse incorporates into our products.”

The lead architects both report to Dell Kronewitter, the company’s newly appointed director of technology.

  • Jason Coe, technical systems architect, leads the development and production of the company’s airborne networking devices and secure travel kits. Coe joined Fuse in 2014 as a network engineer and previously worked for more than 20 years in IT leadership roles. He holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science, Aviation Management, Space Studies as well as an M.S. in Information Systems (MISS) and a B.S. in Aeronautical Science.
  • Bryan Ikei, cybersecurity architect, is responsible for ensuring Fuse products meet the rigorous cybersecurity requirements for defense operational environments. He joined Fuse earlier this year as a security engineer. Ikei is a cybersecurity expert with 20 years of broad experience in computer network and security concepts to engineering innovative approaches and solving computer security challenges. He previously served in the U.S. Army and Hawaii Air National Guard. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science, B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics.

“Jason and Bryan’s experience and proven engineering and development capabilities at Fuse made them the logical choice to help direct key functions of Fuse’s product strategy and capabilities moving forward to tackle our client’s most pressing and challenging needs,” said Kronewitter.

Visit the Fuse website for more on its suite of communications, networking and computing products for defense and aerospace: https://www.fuseintegration.com/products/

About Fuse Integration

A leading supplier of innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for U.S. defense agencies, Fuse Integration ensures secure and reliable communications at the tactical edge. Engineered from a warfighter-focused design process, the Fuse virtualized network systems, modular tactical edge virtual network and gateway products deliver resilient connections that improve mission success across airborne, maritime and ground environments. Fuse is a rapidly growing, service-disabled veteran-owned small business headquartered in San Diego. Visit www.fuseintegration.com for more information.

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Fuse CEO Featured in California Business Journal

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“Fuse started because of my desire to focus on putting working solutions into the hands of the warfighter. I wanted to build a creative entity that applied the best practices of commercial design thinking to the problems that warfighters face – whether flying at night over the ocean or digging a fighting hole in the middle of the desert or trudging through a Pacific island and getting shot at.” So starts a Q&A with Fuse CEO and co-founder Sumner Lee in the California Business Journal.

 

Reporter Debra Amato asks, “How is Fuse doing things differently?”

Lee: “We’ve grown by connecting ourselves at the hip to the warfighter, building systems they need. We apply great, warfighter-focused design to the systems we build. Our teams go to the combat information center on a cruiser, the flag plot on a CVN and into E-2D Advanced Hawkeye squadrons, conducting workshops with pilots. We do that so we can give those guys better tools than they have today.”

 

For more insights on the direction of Fuse, lessons learned from early obstacles and, yes, one truth that many don’t know about Lee, read the full article: https://calbizjournal.com/qa-with-ceo-sumner-lee-of-fuse-integration/

 

About Fuse Integration

A leading supplier of innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for U.S. defense agencies, Fuse Integration ensures secure and reliable communications at the tactical edge. Engineered from a warfighter-focused design process, the Fuse virtualized network systems, modular tactical edge virtual network and gateway products deliver resilient connections that improve mission success across airborne, maritime and ground environments. Fuse is a rapidly growing, service-disabled veteran-owned small business headquartered in San Diego. Visit www.fuseintegration.com for more information.

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San Diego Union-Tribune Names Fuse a 2021 Top Workplace

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Fuse Integration has been named a 2021 San Diego Union-Tribune Top Workplace. The award recognizes Fuse as one of the year’s best small companies to work for in San Diego County.

“When founding Fuse, we wanted to build a creative place that applied the best ideas from the commercial world to solve warfighter issues. And we wanted to build a team that took a different approach designing and engineering solutions,” said Sumner Lee, Fuse CEO. “We’re thrilled to be recognized for the awesome workplace that Fuse has become.”

Based solely on employee feedback, Top Workplaces recognize employers that score high enough across a range of attributes important to the workforce:

  • Alignment – where the company is headed, its values, cooperation, effective meetings
  • Coaching – managers care about concerns, are helpful, encourage employee development
  • Connection – employees feel appreciated, work is meaningful, working at full potential, feel informed
  • Engagement – productivity, retention, recruiting
  • Leadership – confidence in company leaders
  • Performance – execution, open-mindedness, innovation, clued-in leadership
  • The Basics – pay, benefits, work/life flexibility, training, expectations

To learn more about the Fuse culture and explore current job openings, visit the Careers page: https://www.fuseintegration.com/careers/

About Fuse Integration

A leading supplier of innovative communications, networking and computing solutions for U.S. defense agencies, Fuse Integration ensures secure and reliable communications at the tactical edge. Engineered from a warfighter-focused design process, the Fuse virtualized network systems, modular tactical edge virtual network and gateway products deliver resilient connections that improve mission success across airborne, maritime and ground environments. Fuse is a rapidly growing, service-disabled veteran-owned small business headquartered in San Diego. Visit www.fuseintegration.com for more information.