Fuse is delighted to announce that we’ve hired defense program management veteran Amy Ruzauskas as Program Manager for our CORE® family of virtualized network systems. Supporting Fuse’s transition to fleet deployments for our software, hardware and integrated systems, strong program managers are increasingly essential for overseeing our three product lines. Ruzauskas, who joins Fuse from her role as Assistant Program Manager at the U.S. Army, rounds out our expert program management team.
“Fuse’s continued growth and integrated product initiatives are driving a need for broader programmatic oversight and development,” said Dennis Wojcik, Director of Programs. “Our program managers are critical to our success, and we are delighted that Amy is joining the team.”
Our PMs help ensure timely and innovative product development and maintenance across multiple customers and product lines in service of our mission to provide critical solutions for the warfighter. Combining engineering expertise with program management skills, each PM has deep experience across the military and with industry primes.
- Amy Ruzauskas | CORE Program Manager. Amy brings more than 20 years of defense acquisition program management experience to her new role. She has expertise with both commercial and military satellite communications. She holds a PMP certification and earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.S. in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University and a certificate in Space Systems from Naval Postgraduate School.
- Samantha Lei | T3 Program Manager. Samantha joined Fuse in 2022 to manage the company’s Tactical Technologies Toolset (T3) remote network and system monitoring and management product. She places a heavy emphasis on systems engineering as well as systems integration and testing. Before joining Fuse, she worked in senior systems engineering roles for nearly 20 years. Samantha holds a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Maryland.
- Santosh Philip | Integrated Systems Program Manager. Santosh has been at Fuse for nearly five years and is skilled at understanding and refining software processes, including the critical steps of defining and establishing system and software requirements to meet customer needs. He leads key product development areas including the joint TENTaCLE architecture and our DARE airborne networking gateway. Harnessing more than 20 years experience in senior engineering roles, he is accomplished in managing multiple cross functional development programs and in directing the design and architecture of engineering software applications. Santosh earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Fuse warfighter-focused communications, networking and computing solutions are solving communications challenges in the battlespace. Learn more on our website: https://www.fuseintegration.com/products/
Fuse will showcase our modular tactical edge networking products at WEST 2023 from February 14 to 16 at the San Diego Convention Center. Hosted by AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute, the premier sea services conference and expo will bring military and industry together to explore current and future naval platforms and technologies. With a theme of “Advancing Warfighter Readiness at the Tactical Edge,” we will showcase our virtualized network systems, tactical edge networks and airborne networking gateway products at Booth #1243. A Fuse video case study will also be available at the Navy STP Innovative Technology Showcase.
“To strengthen our national security, America’s sea services demand unfailingly secure and reliable connectivity across airborne, shipboard and ground communications,” said Sumner Lee, CEO of Fuse. “At WEST 2023, we’re excited to showcase our warfighter-centered products that are already advancing tactical edge communications and readiness for the Navy, Marine Corps and others in the defense community.”
Booth #: 1243 (across from the Navy Information Warfare Pavilion)
Demo*: Tactical Technologies Toolset (T3) remote network monitoring and management solution
Resources: JADC2: Tactical Edge Networking to Win in Great Power Competition [white paper]
NAVY STP INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
Booth #: 1709
Video Topic: Small Space, Weight, and Power MLS/CDS
Description: Case study of a Fuse-developed multi-level security/cross-domain solution (MLS/CDS) prototype that helps address the Navy’s capability gap regarding stove-piped solutions and cybersecurity concerns in a singular, ruggedized solution. Built on the Fuse CORE virtualized network system, the small SWaP solution is being developed for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye platform.
For more information about Fuse at WEST 2023 or to contact the team, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y7fu9c78.
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 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 a corporate office in Washington, D.C. www.fuseintegration.com
Fuse is excited to announce the promotion of four employees to managerial-level positions. These promotions recognize the exceptional contributions of each team member and position the new managers to help progress Fuse’s delivery of novel solutions to the warfighter.
- Ryan Gillespie, Systems Engineering Manager, Systems Design. Ryan will lead all systems design efforts, having demonstrated sterling leadership skills across integrated systems programs for manned platforms. He is being promoted from the role of Lead Systems Design Engineer. Previously, Ryan worked as a Systems and Mechanical Engineer in the defense and construction space. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MAS in Architecture Based Enterprise Systems Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
- Brandon Keener, Systems Engineering Manager, Systems Integration. Brandon will manage systems integration efforts across Fuse. This promotion builds on Brandon’s experience as a Systems Engineer Lead, where he led several Fuse test flights and has proven himself an essential contributor to our Systems Integration Testing initiatives across multiple programs. Brandon previously worked as a Program Manager for the U.S. Navy and has an AA and BSBM from the University of Phoenix.
- Jacob Martin, Networking Engineering Manager. Jacob will lead networking engineering efforts for Fuse’s development and testing of network routing designs for manned and unmanned platforms. He previously served as a Networking Engineer at Fuse and an Information Systems Engineer with the U.S. Navy. Jacob has a comprehensive history of supporting the warfighter through delivering information systems solutions and has performed admirably in leading efforts across Fuse programs.
- Eric McDaniel, Cyber Engineering Manager. Promoted from the lead Cybersecurity Engineer at Fuse, Eric will continue to lead the company’s cyber engineering efforts – ensuring we meet and exceed industry standards for protecting our systems and data. Eric’s exemplary efforts across multiple projects and programs have been invaluable for the Fuse team as we have matured our processes. Before Fuse, Eric worked in a variety of administration and senior advisory roles for the U.S. Navy in the networking and communications fields.
“We couldn’t be more proud of the accomplishments and contributions of Ryan, Brandon, Jacob and Eric,” said Allen McAfee, Director of Product Engineering at Fuse “These promotions recognize their commitment, ability and technical know-how in getting stuff done. Together, they will help advance Fuse initiatives that deliver key solutions to the warfighter.”
Explore the Fuse website to:
- Meet our leadership team: https://www.fuseintegration.com/about-us/leadership-team
- Discover our suite of communications, networking and computing products for defense organizations: https://www.fuseintegration.com/products
- Explore career opportunities with us: https://www.fuseintegration.com/careers
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 a corporate office in Washington, D.C. www.fuseintegration.com
Fuse conducted another successful live-flight demonstration of its Tactical Edge Networking capability! The October Technical Concept Experiment (TCE) was hosted by the Office of Naval Research. In the joint multi-domain exercise, which replicated expeditionary operations in a contested littoral environment, Fuse enabled the interconnecting of distributed nodes and provided persistent sea-to-shore networked communications via text, voice and live video feeds.
“Today’s warfighters are routinely operating in multi-domain joint operational environments that rely on dependable and secure connections and communications,” said Rebecca Unetic, Director of Strategy at Fuse. “Fuse capabilities are built for operational relevance and this Navy-Marine Corps exercise further demonstrates the readiness and applicability of our products and technologies on board ships and aircraft today.”
Throughout the multi-day exercise, held along Camp Pendleton’s Red Beach training area in California, Fuse engineers and technical personnel effectively integrated user data from various technologies into the overall event network architecture. The team provided data linkages over disparate mesh and CDL networks in a highly terrain-challenged environment; securely connected beyond-line-of-sight command posts and tactical units; extended the range of communications to enable joint amphibious operations and naval mine countermeasures; and facilitated text and live video across the multi-domain, multi-link network with cyber-secure IP and TDL gateways.
As with previous Navy-Marine Corps exercises, the Fuse TEN architecture demonstrated persistent, secure and resilient networked communications from sea to shore in a constructive command and control/denied and degraded environment. The TEN architecture is designed to accelerate the sensor-decider-shooter cycle and enhance data-informed decision-making critical in the modern battlespace, enabling the U.S. Defense Department’s JADC2 initiative. It also facilitates rapid prototyping with joint networks and “speed to fleet” deployment across multi-domain platforms.