Stenbit joins board of Groove Networks

Stenbit joins board of Groove Networks

John Stenbit, former Defense CIO, has been appointed to the board of directors at Groove Networks Inc. of Beverly, Mass.

In addition to leaving the CIO position, Stenbit retired earlier this year from his post as assistant secretary of Defense for networks and information integration. At Groove, he will help expand the company's public sector business.

'My 'power to the edge' mantra within the DOD was based on the belief that coming technological advances will eliminate the constraints of bandwidth, free us from the need to know a lot in order to share a lot, unfetter us from the requirement to be synchronous in time and space, and remove the last remaining technical barriers to information sharing and collaboration,' Stenbit said.

'I've been impressed for some time now with Groove Networks' unique, decentralized approach that embraces a 'power to the edge' philosophy while recognizing the need to integrate with centralized information resources. I'm looking forward to working with [Groove founder and CEO] Ray [Ozzie] to ensure the DOD and other government organizations understand the role Groove can play in helping them become more agile and adaptive, while ensuring continuity of operations.'

Prior to DOD, Stenbit worked as an executive vice president at TRW Inc., retiring in May 2001. At TRW, Stenbit was responsible for planning and analysis of advanced satellite surveillance systems.

Stenbit also sits on the boards of ViaSat Inc., Cogent, SM&A and SI International, Inc.

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