October 27, 2016 Last Updated 10:07 am

Kris Osborn named Editor in Chief of Defense Systems by 1105 Public Sector Media Group

Osborn joins the company from Scout Warrior where he was Managing Editor; before that he was Associate Editor/Defense Reporter for Military.com

Scout Media Inc.VIENNA, Virginia – 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 https://defensesystems.com/summit

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