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Kris Osborn Announced as Editor in Chief of Defense Systems

(VIENNA, VA, October 27, 2016)— 1105 Public Sector Media Group announced the appointment of Kris Osborn as Editor in Chief of Defense Systems.

Defense Systems, an 1105 Public Sector Media Group multi-platform media brand, is the resource of choice for the defense IT community, helping to facilitate an understanding of how networked technologies are being used across services, commands, agencies and programs to better enable the warfighter.

"We are delighted that Kris is joining Defense Systems and the Public Sector team at 1105 Media. He brings imagination, energy and creativity to a job that requires knowledge of technology, military culture and emerging communications. It is a rare blend of skills, and we are looking forward to his applying those skills to covering these exciting times and continuing to grow the Defense Systems audience," said Anne A. Armstrong, Co-President and Chief Content Officer at 1105 Public Sector Media Group.

Osborn's career spans 20 years as a print and TV media journalist, editor, researcher, communications and media specialist. He is a former CNN Headline News anchor, Fox News correspondent, senior level Army civilian, military analyst, speechwriter, media affairs official and military modernization and technology specialist.

"There are no limits to my enthusiasm about joining Defense Systems at this time of rapid technological change," said Osborn. "The leadership at 1105 Public Sector Media Group has an impressive track record of knowing how to identify and generate relevant, added-value content to a substantial and growing readership. I am very grateful and excited about the opportunity to join this impressive team. I look forward to covering the many evolving nuances of various 'defense systems,' such as developments with IT, C4ISR, networks, drones and larger platforms."

Osborn is speaking at the Defense Systems Summit: JIE and the New Military Landscape on November 1 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. More details available at

About Defense Systems
Defense Systems, an 1105 Public Sector Media Group brand, delivers independent insight, analysis and perspective for those in the defense IT world who develop, acquire and manage network-based technologies that facilitate situational awareness and enterprise agility. Editorial coverage includes communications, cyber defense, tactical IT, enterprise systems, satellites and GEOINT, sensors, UAS and mobile.

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.

Emily Jacobs


Posted on October 27, 2016 at 1:19 PM