The C4ISR Division is comprised of two committees: C4 and Intel. The focus of the two committees is on OSD and Defense Intelligence at the Operational and Tactical Levels as follows:
C4 Committee provides a forum for industry and government to address:
-secure information sharing environment
-trusted information networks and collaboration among those involved
-joint network operations
-data strategy and data movement architectures
-enhanced knowledge management and decision support systems
-actionable situation awareness
Intelligence Committee provides a forum for industry and government to address:
-intelligence collection and analysis
-MASINT programs and delivery systems
-SIGINT and imagery (video) collection and dissemination
-INTEL Fusion Centers
Mr. Hofmann is the Senior Technical Advisor, Inter-Agency Net-Centric Operations, Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO), Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Washington, DC. Here, he directly supports the JPDO Director, providing executive-level insight and leading initiatives to deliver essential Net-Centric capabilities that improve situational awareness, enhance decision making, and facilitate collaboration for NextGen. In this role, he partners with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Departments of Commerce (DOC), Defense (DOD), Homeland Security (DHS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), White House Office of the Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and industry to prescribe and develop information sharing capabilities that fully integrate with, and add synergy to, JPDO-sponsored NextGen programs.
Mr. Hofmann was born in New Castle, IN (a military dependent), entering active duty in 1979 through Reserve Officer Training Corps Aviation Scholarship program at the University of Maryland. Mr. Hofmann was recruited for this senior government position from industry, where he led his own consulting firm from 2006 to 2012, providing highly specialized, executive-level advice to senior government and industry leaders, developing advanced-technology solutions for global command and control, international supply chain operations/planning, and military/civil aviation.
Mr. Hofmann completed both a USAF active duty career and a post-9-11 USAF Reserve career, when recalled from retirement by special presidential authorization to provide vital leadership during the Global War on Terror. While serving in the Reserves, Col Hofmann served as the Deputy Director of Communications/CIO for HQ Air Force Reserve Command, leading a global force of 70K/managing a multi-billion dollar IT portfolio, and as IMA to the Director, Operations Management in the Tanker Airlift Control Center (TACC) where he led development of an integrated military C2/civil flight dispatch operation. While on active duty, Col Hofmann served as Commander, 33rd Flight Test Squadron leading a diverse team of over 100 providing Operational Test and Evaluation for Air Mobility Command; as U.S. Transportation Command Chief, Global C4 Automation & Global Air Mission Planner leading global C2 systems engineering while planning global combat logistics operations, and as Tanker Airlift Control Center Deputy Director for Operations/Chief Regional Operations planning and managing over 1,000 global military/civil aviation sorties per day. Col Hofmann also served in 3 operational aviation tours as Chief C5A/B Flight Examiner/Combat Instructor Pilot during DESERT STORM, as C/HH3E Combat Search and Rescue Instructor Pilot where he is credited with saving the lives of 33 and assisting 45 others in imminent danger and initially as T37B Pilot Training Class Commander/Instructor Pilot responsible for initial USAF pilot training for classes averaging 50 students each.
Mr. Hofmann is a life-long civil aviator, learning to fly at age 16, now an Airline Transport Pilot, Single/Multi-Engine and Helicopter, and a Certificated Flight Instructor/Instrument Flight Instructor, Single/Multi-Engine and Helicopter, currently flying and instructing over 500 hours per year in his own aircraft.
Mr. Hofmann is married to Lt Col Karan T. Hofmann, USAF (Ret) of Laurel, MD, currently serving as a defense contractor supporting U.S. Transportation Command in Global Supply Chain Modeling and Simulation.