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13 May 2024

The Business of Defense Podcast Features Fuse CEO Sumner Lee

Former Navy pilot discusses bringing data to tactical edge for warfighters in flight

Fuse today announced that its CEO, Sumner Lee, is a featured guest on the prestigious video podcast The Business of Defense by Federal News Network. The May 9 episode is entitled “Former Navy pilot brings data to tactical edge for warfighters in flight.” In it, host Rich Brady explores how Lee’s time as a U.S. Navy pilot led to running a company that puts military personnel at the center of how Fuse develops its airborne networking and data technologies.

“We spend a lot of time working with the warfighter. That’s really one of the things that drove me to start Fuse — staying focused on the warfighter,” said Lee in the podcast.

When asked about Fuse’s success with providing technology to the Defense Department, Lee pointed to Fuse’s product development approach as a key factor, combining commercial user-focused design thinking with agile technology development and flight expertise.

“That constant process is a cycle of building understanding, building the system and testing it in the hands of the user and then pulling those insights back into the process so you can iterate on that design,” Lee said.

Brady is CEO of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), a nonprofit and educational and professional organization that helps to bridge the gap between the boardroom and the battlefield, while supporting transformation in the defense financial management sector. ASMC sponsors the Federal News Network The Business of Defense podcast, which brings viewers “inside the companies working to achieve this, to hear directly from the business leaders, and to understand how they create value for their companies and their customers.”

Watch the full The Business of Defense podcast conversation with Lee.

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.

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